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Copying and sharing most MP3s, images, movies, or other copyrighted material by using "peer to peer" programs like BitTorrent, KaZaA, LimeWire, BearShare, and Morpheus or setting up file shares with copyrighted material. Unauthorized downloading anything of which you don't already own a copy (software, MP3s, movies, etc.).

Are MP3s illegal?
Some MP3s can be legally obtained through online subscription services or from sites officially permitted by the copyright holders to offer certain MP3 downloads. Some are copyright free. Most MP3s don't fall into either category. MP3 files are completely legal, but it's illegal to have MP3s of music recordings that you don't already own, or to which you haven't obtained the rights. In most cases, sharing MP3s over the Geneseo campus network is also illegal. Copyright laws allow you to create MP3s only for your personal use and only of songs to which you already have rights. You can make MP3s only of songs for which you already own the CD or tape, known as a "transfer of copy". And personal use means for you alone - you can't make copies and give or sell them to other people.

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