Peer-to-Peer and File Sharing Notice

The Higher Education Opportunity Act was enacted in 2008 including several provisions intended to reduce unauthorized duplication of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing on campus networks. Lamar University is providing you this notice in compliance with that legislation and the Department of Education’s regulations in 34 C.F.R. Part 668 (Subpart D). You are strongly advised to read this notice thoroughly and give it careful consideration. Paper copies of this notice and the information referenced in it are available upon request.

Lamar University provides a high speed network and other information technology resources to help you accomplish your educational goals. Lamar University’s Appropriate Use Policy prohibits any unauthorized or illegal access, use, alteration, duplication, destruction, or disclosure of any information resource.  Lamar University considers unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted music and videos to be an inappropriate use of its network resources.  Moreover, such activity is illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and exposes you to serious civil and criminal penalties.  

For additional information, please visit our Digital Millennium page.