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UNL third in illegal music downloads
(2007-02-21)
(NET Radio) - Illegally download music has become a common occurence on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, according to the music industry. The Recording Industry of America has listed UNL as its number three offender amonge college campuses. UNL spokesperson Kelly Bartling says teh university is taking steps to curb illegal downloads. "What we have is a three strikes policy, ranging from email notification all the way to enforcement,which includes disabling network access." Here is a look at UNL computer use policies:

So what happens if I get caught downloading illegally?
Organizations that represent the interests of artists and other copyright holders in the U.S. actively search the Internet for evidence of copyright violations. If they find it, they typically send a written complaint to the University. If we receive a complaint about you, we will first verify that the complaint is against a computer that is connected to the campus network. One of the following consequences will then ensue:

Strike One
You will receive an e-mail notification including a copy of the complaint. The incident will be entered into a database. If there is no way to contact you, your connection to the network may be disabled until we can establish contact.

Strike Two
You will receive a second warning, including the new complaint and the date of the first warning. The database will be updated to register the second incident. In addition, if you are a student in the Residence Halls, you will be required to state in writing within seven days that the illegal behavior will be stopped or else network access will be disabled until you do so. If you are using a computer elsewhere on campus, your department will receive a copy of the second warning.


Strike Three
Your network access will be disabled indefinitely. The database will be updated to register the third incident. In addition, if you are a student in the Residence Halls, notice will be sent to the Office of Student Affairs. If you are using a computer elsewhere on campus, appropriate management will be notified. You may also be subject to additional disciplinary action and enforceme
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