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Policies: Copyright infringement

MIT provides its students with electronic resources to support and advance the Institute’s mission of teaching, research, and public service and to conduct the Institute’s business operations. The Office of Student Citizenship (OSC) and Information Services & Technology share a goal of promoting responsible management and use of these resources. Issues surrounding unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on college and university campuses, particularly music, movies and textbooks are of a concern both within and beyond MIT’s community. These activities, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, have the potential to subject students to civil and criminal liabilities. View MIT policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement.