2013 Copyright Laws Regarding File Sharing at BYU

In honor of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day (September 19), I’ve decided to remind everyone of this year’s “rules” for stealing and looting other people’s digital booty.

BYU, an LDS university, has was originally a hotbed for the digital-file-sharing debate when Napster appeared on the college scene circa the year 2000.  As the definition of copyright infringement  evolved over the past decade, BYU has obediently followed U.S. federal interpretations of the law.  Just this morning, I received  campus-wide communication, which I found to be quite an informative resource regarding the 2013 consequences of unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing.

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