Piracy Is a Crime.

Downloading movies, music, games, software, or any other copyrighted material without the expressed permission of the copyright holder is illegal, and is a violation of ResNet’s Acceptable Use Policy.

MSU has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to using the university’s networks for illegal downloading. As legislated by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), illegal downloading is a federal crime, and may lead to Montana State University taking disciplinary action.

For further information, please visit MSU’s DMCA violation procedures page.

Is Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Software Allowed at MSU?

Peer-to-peer file-sharing software has many legal and legitimate uses, including sharing content related to your schoolwork.

Peer-to-peer software may be used over ResNet networks to share digital material with copyright holder permission. However, the software may not, under any circumstances, be used for illegal downloading and or sharing.