Copyright protects the rights of the creators of original content once it has been fixed in a tangible form. Content may be published or unpublished. Copyright gives owners the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, publish, perform, and/or display their work. It also gives them the right to authorize any of the preceding to another entity.
Copyright law limits the right of a user to copy, edit, or transmit electronically another's intellectual property without permission. This includes written materials, images, sounds, music, and performances, even in an educational context. In most cases the licenses for our electronic services restrict redistribution of electronic material, even for educational purposes.
Downloading or distributing copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner is a violation of the College’s Computer Code of Ethics/ Acceptable Use of Campus Network and Computing Systems Policy (ITSC/about/policies).
Violations of the Computer Code of Ethics/ Acceptable Use of Campus Network and Computing Systems may result in the suspension or termination of campus computer network privileges and other disciplinary actions.
The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may also subject you to civil and criminal penalties.
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