We're always eager to enjoy our favorite music, movies, videos, and TV shows while we hang out in our rooms or walk around campus. And it's easy to get access to our favorite entertainment from the Internet; but some ways of doing this aren't legal, putting you at risk for being sued by the entertainment industry and being sanctioned for a violation of the Student Conduct Code. File sharing also carries risks to your computer through viruses and malware often contained within the material you download.

The world at your fingertips

There are many ways to find legal sources of digital entertainment, some paid and others that are free. View a list of sources maintained by EDUCAUSE. With so many legal sources, there's no reason not to "get legal"!

UCLA at your fingertips

There are also thousands of easily accessible campus videos available through UCLA on iTunesU and UCLA on YouTube for you to enjoy. We've included two short video primers (below) on illegal file sharing created by a UCLA student. They're informative and entertaining. Check 'em out!

Youtube LinkTHE BIG DEAL  a quick lesson about illegal file sharing at UCLA (and the consequences)  license link

The Big Deal - PSA regarding file sharing at UCLA by University of California, Los Angeles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at www.youtube.ucla.edu.