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Cybersecurity Focus: Copyright Infringement

Cybersecurity Focus: Copyright Infringement

This week's cybersecurity focus is Copyright Infringement:  remind yourself of what copyright is and how downloading certain kinds of files (music, movies, etc.) can constitute copyright infringement, essentially theft.

We've heard all of the excuses – "Everyone is doing it so the authorities will never single me out for prosecution." "I didn't know I was doing anything wrong!" "I'm not hurting anyone." "My roommate said making a backup was okay." "There wouldn't be a place on the web to download it if it wasn't okay."

The bottom line is unless you own the copyright; you can't copy or share it without permission.  That includes music, videos, software or textbooks from the Web.

Learn more about how invalid these excuses are and how this kind of attitude does not work at all with the Auburn Creed:  http://keepitsafe.auburn.edu/#two

Content release date: Monday, October 08, 2012