Does Northeastern monitor Internet traffic for illegal downloads?

No.  While the University does not monitor internet content, copyright holders such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) do monitor public file sharing and P2P networks for copyrighted material downloads.

 These organizations send formal complaints to the NEU Office of Information Security which forwards it on to the responsible community member with recommendations on how the affected users may regain compliance with law and University policy.

 Please note the University position on Management of Management of Copyright Complaints