Unauthorized File Sharing

Saint Louis University's Acceptable Use Policy requires that users comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including laws pertaining to copyright.

Campus network users who violate copyright law by using file-sharing programs to exchange music, videos, software, or other digital content without the consent of the copyright owner risk losing network access; repeated violations will result in disciplinary action as detailed in our procedure which is linked below.

When the college receives a violation notice stating that copyright infringement has been detected on Saint Louis University's network, ITSC notifies the network user that they must remove or disable access to the infringing material on their computer. Upon a second notification to a student, network access for their personal computer will be suspended and the matter will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct or General Counsel for appropriate disciplinary action. Upon a third notification to the network user, ITSC will terminate all network access until the network user fills out the appropriate form.