Risks of File Sharing Software

Some software engages in activities you might not be fully aware of. File sharing software is notorious for this behavior. Unless you are very, very careful, many file sharing programs will share your files, including copyrighted music, without your knowledge. It can be difficult to disable.

The CIS department receives formal “takedown” notices regarding copyright infringement and contacts students immediately to correct the issue.

Please be aware of what your computer is doing. If the College receives a subpoena, it will have to comply. If you need additional assistance in disabling or removing a program, please contact the Helpdesk: helpdesk@hmc.edu.