In addition to being a violation of federal law, copyright infringement is considered a violation of the University's Proper Use policy and the Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
Copyright law always permits me to copy protected materials and share them with friends and colleagues.
“P2P" is a term used to describe a type of decentralized network architecture used by file-sharing programs. "BitTorrent" is an example of a common protocol for distributing digital media over a P2P network. What does P2P stand for?
File-sharing programs do not start up automatically when your computer connects to the Internet. You must explicitly run these programs each time.
If you pay to be a member of a file-sharing community, the files you download are free from copyright protection.
Your computer is protected from malware and computer viruses when you are file-sharing, since most digital media (music, movies, software) don’t contain malware.
Your computer downloads pieces of the digital material, and allows other users to download from your computer the pieces that you have already accumulated.
Students hold the copyright in works they create during their coursework at the University of Michigan.
If an item doesn't have a copyright notice or have a copyright symbol, that means it is not protected by copyright.
After I buy a computer program, I may install the software onto another computer as long as I do not violate the end user license agreement.
...install the software onto an unlimited number of computers or other devices.
...make as many backup copies as I want.
...use Bittorrent to download another copy of that program as a backup.
...install the software onto another computer as long as I do not violate the end user license agreement.
When you purchase a book or movie online, you're purchasing a copyright for that particular work.
When can one legally use copyrighted materials without permission?
I am never allowed to use copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder.
I can use any copyrighted material without acquiring permission as long as I am not making a profit from it.
I can use copyrighted works without permission, as long as it is used in an educational setting.
I can use a limited amount of copyrighted materials under "Fair Use", without obtaining permission, in circumstances like parody, criticism, scholarship, and teaching.
When you use a P2P file-sharing program, such as BitTorrent, which one of the following statements is false.
A P2P file-sharing program may have the default configuration of starting up automatically without your knowledge.
If you pay to be a member of a P2P file-sharing community, the files you download are free from copyright protection.
A P2P file-sharing program or a downloaded media file (music, movie, or software) may contain a virus or other malware.
If you use a P2P file-sharing program, it may send information about your computer to others and allow them to download copyrighted materials from your computer.
Once you use a file-sharing program, it may have the default configuration of starting up without your intervention, and allow others to download copyrighted materials from your computer.
A file-sharing program or a downloaded file may contain a virus or other malware.
The file-sharing program may send information about your computer and its contents to others.
Copyright law is violated if you download a copyrighted file for your own personal use, and don't intend to share it with anyone else.
Copyright in a work created today by a single author will last in the United States for:
50 years after the death of the author
70 years after the death of the author
28 years, followed by a 28-year renewal term (if renewed)