The editors wish to clarify some important issues implicated by the article titled “Legal filesharing network opens” that appears in the March 18, 2005 print edition of the Villanovan. Some of these issues may be addressed at greater length in a future edition, but to avoid any misunderstanding in the interim, we want our readers to know the following:1. We have been advised that Villanova University Direct Connect is not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by Villanova University and the very use of the name Villanova University Direct Connect by the operators of the service constitutes illegal trademark infringement.2. Despite the title of the article, whether the OpenDCHub and DC++ software programs are legal has, to our knowledge, not yet been determined by a court. Regardless of whether the programs themselves are legal, using those or other software programs or networks to download, upload, copy or distribute copyrighted materials (e.g., music files) without permission of the copyright holder is a violation of federal law and University policy. The Villanovan does not condone such behavior and readers should understand the serious consequences of engaging in such behavior.