File Sharing & Peer-to-Peer Technology
While some applications of peer-to-peer file sharing are legal and ethical, other uses may violate ethical standards of scholarship, intellectual and artistic property rights under the law, or the security of information systems.
This guide provides help to the college community in understanding the ethical and legal issues of file sharing. We are interested in your comments and appreciate any resources you may be interested in suggesting to us to add to this guide.
How knowledgable are you about intellectual property rights? Check out the following website:
University of Maryland University College - Center for Intellectual Property
The UMUC Center for Intellectual Property provides a number of resources for learning more about file sharing issues, including tutorials against which you can test your knowledge.