SUNY New Paltz has a three strike policy (for greater detail, see “New Paltz DMCA Policy”):
Strike 1 – You will be blocked from internet use until you affirm that you have ceased file sharing; at that time the connection will be restored.
Strike 2 – Same penalty as Strike 1; additionally, the matter will be referred to Student Affairs for disciplinary action. At that point, a range of actions can be taken depending on the circumstances and the nature of the violation – see the student handbook for more specifics.
Strike 3 – Your internet connection will be permanently terminated and the matter will once again be referred to Student Affairs.
No. Each strike remains until you are no longer a student at SUNY New Paltz.
Federal copyright law (Digital Millennium Copyright Act – DMCA) mandates that Internet Providers act on all copyright infringements reported to them. The steps listed above are the limits of our enforcement. The copyright holder, regardless of the college’s actions, may at any time seek damages from the infringer at their own discretion. To date, no SUNY New Paltz student has had legal action brought against them by a copyright holder.
Yes. It is illegal to share copyrighted material with others even if you have a legal copy.
Yes. If you have a file sharing program that is still active on your computer, it could still be sharing files (music/movies) while you’re online.
Yes. You are responsible for any actions taken with the use of your user ID. For this reason it is important that you do not share your ID or password with others.
This may occur if you log on to a friend’s computer that is running a file sharing program while you are using it.
No! Disabling Windows sharing only affects local sharing on the campus network. Other programs (see partial list) can still share files over the Internet.
The sharing of all copyrighted material (music, movies, software, books and other intellectual property) is illegal, therefore it is important to disable any file sharing programs that may be sharing copyrighted material or remove such programs if sharing cannot be disabled.
There are too many file sharing programs to create a comprehensive list , but here are a few of the most common programs:
|Acquisition||Mac OS X|
|BearShare (Before Version 6)||Microsoft Windows|
|Gtk-gnutella||Unix-like, Mac OS X|
|Kiwi Alpha||Microsoft Windows|
|Poisoned||Mac OS X|
|XFactor||Mac OS X|