Copyright Infringement Policy

University computing facilities (including any University provided connection to the Internet) must not be used to copy or distribute copyright material without authorisation of the copyright owner. This includes movies, music, software and electronic books.

The use of University facilities in breach of copyright law is a serious matter, which can damage the good name of the University and is against University Regulations and English Law.

The University will investigate all reports of University computing facilities being used to copy or distribute copyright material without authorisation of the copyright owner.

Material that is proven to infringe the law or is in breach of University policy will be removed. Users found to be in breach of this policy may have their accounts temporarily or permanently suspended and/or face disciplinary action. 

The use of peer to peer software on the University network is permitted but not supported. The use of peer to peer software to illegally copy or distribute copyright material is forbidden.

For information on the process supporting this policy, including how to report an infringement, then please see the following link:

Process for Handling Copyright Infringement