P2P Restriction Process

The CopySense Appliance is configured to redirect users to a Graduated Response website when they exceed a sanction level of inappropriate network usage. Users are required to accept a compliance agreement to no longer illegally distribute/download copyright material. When a computer is determined to be using P2P software to obtain illegal copyright material or when using an evasive P2P client, a preventive technical safeguard will be implemented for the following time frames:

Level 1:

The first offense will block the user’s web browser. Once P2P activity is stopped the user’s web browser will be redirected to a web page with the following text. If the user agrees to stop this activity by clicking the “I Will Comply” button internet access will be restored after 4 hours.

Copyright Violation Notice 1
We detected your IP Address 127.XXX.XXX.XXX as being used for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted works using peer-to-peer based file sharing services which is a serious violation of the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Network Use Policy.
This is your first detected violation and represents a warning notice to stop this activity immediately.  It is illegal and a violation of University policy to distribute copyrighted works owned by others such as music, movies, TV shows, games, software, electronic books, etc.
Copyright owners have initiated legal action against thousands of University students demanding a cash settlement.  There are many legal alternatives you can use, some of which may be free.  Please take note of the seriousness of this matter.
If you agree to stop this activity by clicking the “I Will Comply” button below, your Internet access will be restored within 4 hours by PVAMU Information Technology Services.
If you continue to violate the network use policy, your Internet service will be disrupted indefinitely, and you may be subject to disciplinary and legal action against you by a copyright owner and/or Prairie View A&M University.

Level 2:

The second offense will block the user’s web browser. Once P2P activity is stopped the user’s web browser will be redirected to a web page with the following text. If the user agrees to stop this activity by clicking the “I Will Comply” button internet access will be restored after 12 hours.

Copyright Violation Notice 2
We detected your IP Address 127.XXX.XXX.XXX as being used for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted works using peer-to-peer based file sharing services which is a serious violation of the University Network Use Policy.
This is your second detection. You have previously received a violation notice. At that time you agreed to stop this activity.
If you continue to violate the acceptable use policy your Internet access services could be disrupted indefinitely.
Copyright owners have initiated legal action against thousands of University students demanding a cash settlement.  There are many legal alternatives you can use, some of which may be free.  Please take note of the seriousness of this matter.
If you agree to stop this activity by clicking the “I Will Comply” button below, your Internet access will be restored within 12 hours by PVAMU Information Technology Services.
If you continue to violate the network use policy, your Internet service will be disrupted indefinitely, and you may be subject to disciplinary and legal action against you by a copyright owner and/or Prairie View A&M University.

Level 3:
The third offense will block the user’s web browser. Once P2P activity is stopped the user’s web browser will be redirected to a web page with the following text. The user’s internet access will be terminated indefinitely and the user will placed under student conduct review by the Office of the Dean of Students and University Compliance.

Copyright Violation Notice 3
Your IP Address 127.XXX.XXX.XXX has repeatedly been involved in serious violations of the Prairie View A&M University Network Use Policy.
This is your third detection notice.  You continue to violate your agreement to stop this activity precipitating more severe actions to be taken.

Copyright owners have initiated legal action against thousands of University students demanding a cash settlement. There are many legal alternatives you can use, some of which may be free.  Please take note of the seriousness of this matter.
Due to the continuous violations, your internet access will be terminated indefinitely and placed under student conduct review by the Office of the Dean of Students and University Compliance.  For more information call the Student Conduct Hearing Officer at 936-261-3524.

You will need to have the IP address listed in the violation when you visit them.

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