File Sharing Education Emails

If you receive a peer-to-peer file sharing notification email, you have several options. You can:

  • Disable peer-to-peer file sharing applications on your computer to reduce the likelihood that you will share copyrighted files or expose your computer to unwanted access by others. ┬áSee file sharing safety precautions. Note: many times peer-to-peer file sharing applications re-enable themselves after searches, downloads, and restarts. It is important that you keep checking the status of your application(s).
  • Completely remove peer-to-peer file sharing applications on your computer to avoid the risks associated with the technology. The University of Delaware has a good page for removing P2P software.
  • Acknowledge that any time you have peer-to-peer file sharing applications on your computer you are taking a risk. If you choose to use it, you are responsible for your use of it. Educate yourself on how the technology works and the risks associated with it. Beware of laws and/or University policies.

Received a notification email in error?

If you believe that you received a peer-to-peer file sharing notice in error, i.e. you do not believe you were engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, please reply to the message you received and let us know so we may figure out what happened.