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Copyright

Hinman Box 6028
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Email: copyright.complaints@cloud.dartmouth.edu

Are peer-to-peer file-sharing systems illegal?

P2P technologies have many legitimate uses. For this reason, Dartmouth does not ban “P2P” programs from its network. We believe, however, that the primary use of P2P technology has been copying of commercial music and video files, without the copyright holder's permission, for personal enjoyment. It is that type of activity that generally violates the Copyright Law.

Last Updated: 9/10/08