Copyrights and Downloading

What is Copyrighted Material?

Copyright protection applies to any work where the creator or owner of the work retains exclusive rights to that work. These works can include movies/film/TV, music, books and other print material, software, eBooks, website content or layout, visual or theatrical performances, designs, artwork, photographs, graphics, etc.

Important Information:

Northeastern Management of Copyright Infringement Complaints

Copyrights and Downloading Questions

A file sharing website is offering copyrighted material for download, is that legal?

Copyright infringement compliant – Its Not Me!

Does Northeastern monitor Internet traffic for illegal downloads?

I have a wireless router in my room, am I responsible for what is downloaded using my wireless connection?

Is downloading copyrighted material illegal?

What are the penalties for downloading copyrighted material?

What if I own the original music CD / movie DVD / software media – can I download a copy?

How do I safely and legally use P2P software?

Where can I find legal downloads of music / TV and movies?

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