University of California, Riverside

Student Electronic Communications Policy


Illegal downloading and sharing of copyrighted materials is a widespread problem across college campuses, and one that UCR takes seriously.  Violations may result in disabled internet access, in addition to any action taken by the copyright holder.

  • It is against the law to download or distribute copyrighted materials (music, movies, software, etc.) without the appropriate permission from the copyright holder.
  • Much of the music, movies or software that are downloaded via file sharing networks are distributed without the copyright owner's permission and are illegal.
  • There are many legal and affordable alternatives for downloading music and other content. The Legal2Share website covers a small selection of these alternatives.
  • If you violate the rules your internet access on campus may be disabled until the matter is resolved.

For more information visit the Legal2Share website.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541