Copyright Infringement & Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other organizations monitor unlicensed file sharing activity on the Internet on a regular basis. If any of those organizations notify DCCD about a copyright infringement we are required to take appropriate action. Copyright infringement and unauthorized access to digital materials may be grounds for legal action against the user.
P2P applications are designed to allow the worldwide sharing of network bandwidth with anyone using the same software. To maintain network performance P2P is not permitted on the DCCD network. While there may be legitimate uses for these file sharing programs the vast majority of files shared through P2P technology are copyright-protected works.