In August of 2008, Congress amended the Higher Education Act (HEA). The amended HEA requires all colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid funding to provide students with notice of university policies and other information about copyright infringement and illegal file sharing.
Clayton State University routinely receives notifications of infringement of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) originating from computers on the Clayton State network. Clayton State is required to investigate each complaint and takes these notifications very seriously.
File sharing can easily consume all of Clayton State’s Internet bandwidth, and to prevent an abuse of limited bandwidth, the University uses automated tools to limit the impact of P2P traffic upon the legitimate educational uses of Peachnet and the Internet.
Clayton State has other tools to monitor for violations, and if the University receives proper legal demand to identify a particular user for a copyright offense, Clayton State will comply and provide the copyright owner with the required information. If you are identified, you could be subject to legal action from the copyright holder, which could result in fines or a costly legal case.
There are many sources of cheap and free legal music available online. And if all else fails, get out in the community and support local artists or create your own works.
The following is a short list of websites providing legitimate online music and movies.