OIT can detect illegal downloads on their network and will disable your internet if you commit copyright infringement. Copyright infringement includes, but is not limited to, downloading music, movies, games, or applications through peer-to-peer or BitTorrent applications without properly purchasing the intellectual property.
If your internet access has been disabled due to copyright infringement, please follow the steps outlined in the email you received from OIT. If this is your first offense, you should be able to restore internet access by connecting one of your registered devices to START or LAWN and acknowledge the warning page you are redirected to. Subsequent offenses may be subject to additional procedures/requirements as determined by OIT.
Copyright Policy Highlights
The Computer & Network Usage and Security Policy contains the following points:
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Copyrighted or Trademarked works including but not limited to computer programs, movies, television programs, music, photographs, and published material (e.g. books, journals) must not be copied, distributed, or shared without prior permission from the copyright or trademark holders. More information on copyright and Fair Use may be found at: www.library.gatech.edu/services/reserves/copyright.php
Usage of IT Resources
[Housing] and EastNet residents may use their assigned wired-network port connections for recreational purposes to the extent that such use does not violate other provisions of this policy or adversely affect network service performance for other users engaged in academic activities.