UAA Violator Consequences: 3 Strikes and You're Out
Strike 1: First time offenders will have their internet access shut off. First time offenders will also be required to come to the main campus, take a short computer course and pass an online proctored quiz with a 90% or higher score. Once all these things are completed, first time offenders will have internet access fully reactivated within 3 days.
Strike 2: Second time offenders will have their internet access shut off for the second time and they will be required to come to the main campus for a 3 hour face-to-face lecture course. The course is offered once per semester, meaning their internet could be shut off for a substantial amount of time.
Strike 3: Third time offenders will have their internet access shut down indefinitely.
Federal Violator Consequences
The RIAA, MPAA, and similar organizations are becoming more and more aggressive in finding and prosecuting alleged offenders in criminal court. Penalties for first time offenders could result in fines up to $250,000 plus 5 years in jail. There may also be civil damages up to $150,000 per illegally downloaded or shared song or movie.