OIT can detect illegal downloads on their network and will disable your internet if you commit copyright infringement. Copyright infringement includes, but is not limited to, downloading music, movies, games, or applications through peer-to-peer or BitTorrent applications without properly purchasing the intellectual property.
If your internet access has been disabled due to copyright infringement, please follow the steps outlined in the email you received from OIT. If this is your first offense, you should be able to restore internet access by connecting one of your registered devices to START or LAWN and acknowledge the warning page you are redirected to. Subsequent offenses may be subject to additional procedures/requirements as determined by OIT.
Copyright Policy Highlights
The Acceptable Use Policy contains the following points:
Georgia Tech students may use the ResNet, EastNet, and LAWN networks for recreational and personal purposes to the extent that such use is not unacceptable as defined in the Unacceptable Use section below, and does not adversely affect network service performance for other users engaged in academic, research, or official business activities.
All users are prohibited from using Georgia Tech IT resources in a manner which results in a violation of law or policy or potentially adversely affects network service performance. Examples of Unacceptable Use include, but are not limited to, the following: activity that violates federal, state, or local law...