Acceptable Use Guidelines
Anyone you uses Hofstra's electronic resources or services is expected to adhere to the universities "Acceptable Use Guidelines". Hofstra's "Acceptable Use Guidelines" can also be found in the "Guide to Pride".
What Is "Illegal Downloading?"
The download, use or distribution of copyrighted electronic materials is a violation of federal and state laws and is a violation of Hofstra University’s Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines.
The most common types of copyrighted electronic materials include:
- Television Shows
"What will happen if I do it?"
If caught downloading or distributing copyrighted material the user can be subjected to civil and criminal action.
If caught at Hofstra the individual will lose network privileges:
- First offense - loss of Internet access for 1 week
- Second offense - loss of Internet access for 1 month
- Third and final offense - permanent loss of Internet access.
Find out more about downloading and streaming legally.