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.  See 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.