Any sharing of copyrighted materials on the University network is a violation of the Technology Acceptable Use Policy, and may lead to University disciplinary proceedings and, in some cases, legal action. Although peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing can sometimes be used for legitimate reasons, any use of P2P software on the campus network may result in Internet access being disabled. Individuals who need to use P2P software for legitimate purposes can discuss their needs with the IT Service Desk. In addition to consuming bandwidth and technological resources, P2P file-sharing also exposes the University network to viruses, spyware and other attacks. It also is frequently used for illegally distributing copyrighted works. Some file-sharing programs that could trigger action are Ares, Azureus, BitTorrent, BitLord, KaZaA, LimeWire, Shareaza and uTorrent.