Alternative Download Sites

Students need to know that they can lose their Internet access or get slapped with a costly copyright infringement lawsuit if they aren’t careful about uploading and downloading files using programs like Kazaa and Bittorrent

Here is some information about what you can and cannot download and alternative sites for legally downloading content:

http://law.richmond.edu/academics/clinical-programs/ip-clinic/pdf/brochure-ip-basics.pdf (about copyright infringement; utilized by Student Conflict Resolution Services)
http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent (List of sites that offer legal content)
https://www.musicunited.com

Alternative Sites:

https://software.tamu.edu

http://itunes.tamu.edu

http://www.pandora.com/

www.shoutcast.com

http://listen.grooveshark.com

•www.itunes.com

www.rhapsody.com

http://www.zune.net/en-US/

http://www.napster.com/

http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/

http://www.hulu.com/

http://www.youtube.com/

www.netflix.com

http://www.cinemanow.com/

http://www.academicsuperstore.com/

http://www.openoffice.org/

http://sourceforge.net/


Remember, duplicating copyrighted materials without permission or consent from the manufacturer is illegal. Unlawful use of the CD/DVD Burners installed on the lab, LRC, or any University owned computers is a violation of copyright law.

We hold no liability for the illicit use of this equipment; you are solely responsible for your actions.

For more info see the following website on copyright laws:

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.pdf

Also check: security.tamu.edu/protect_myself/File_Sharing.php

Be smart - keep this in mind while you use the PC’s.