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Copyright Alert System Launched to Reduce Illegal File Sharing

To help reduce online copyright infringement, a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon, are joining with the entertainment industry to implement the Copyright Alert System. With this system, ISPs will forward notices of violations to subscribers. In the coming weeks, ISPs will notify subscribers about the program and how the company will participate. For a preview on how it works, see a short video made available by the Center for Copyright Information.


Since 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) has required that Temple have a similar process in place for the network. The current process includes blocking known peer-2-peer software and downloading websites. Additionally, Temple has to notify and warn anyone caught using the campus network for illegally downloading copyrighted material.

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp web site at or call 215-204-8000.


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