All faculty, staff, and students of the University of Florida are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.
- Downloading, uploading and sharing music or other copyrighted files is illegal.
- Copyright infringement penalties can range from $500-250,000, up to five years in prison and suspension or dismissal from school.
- The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 ensures that copyrighted material is protected.
For a list of legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading see:
For more information, please visit:
- UF Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
- UF Software Copyright Policy, Guidelines, and Training Materials
- The Software & Information Industry Association “Anti-Piracy” page
- The Recording Industry Association of America “Anti-Piracy” page
- Mobile Device Security
- Copyright Information
- Data Security
- Identity Theft
- Protecting Your Computer
- Safe Computing
- Security Tips When Traveling Abroad
- Personal Computer Security Pamphlet PDF
- Additional Training Resources
- Cyber Self Defense Course
- Employee Guide to Information Security
- General Awareness Training
- SANS Ouch! A Security Newsletter for End Users
- Security Refresher Course
- Training Resources for Home Users
- UF Cyber Safeguards Handout
- UF Cyber Safeguards Slides
- UF FERPA Tutorial
- UF HIPAA Training