COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/PEER-TO-PEER FILESHARING
Huntingdon College expects that all students and employees will adhere
to the United States
Copyright Act (title 17 United States Code;
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/) and the related acts, which
further define the proper use of copyrighted materials and peer-to-peer
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials (sharing copyrighted music and other materials with others) is not allowed and may subject the student and/or employee to civil and criminal penalties. Please refer to Federal Laws from www.copyright.gov for copyright infringement, remedies and penalties.
All students and employees should familiarize themselves with the copyright laws and their fair use provisions. Faculty, staff and students who face litigation over copyright infringement should not assume that the College would defend them nor be responsible for judgments. Huntingdon suggests that both students and employees use legal methods to gain access to copyrighted materials.
Penalties for violating Federal copyright laws include, but are not limited to injunctions, impounding and disposition of infringing articles, damages and profits, costs and attorney's fees or criminal prosecution. Specific details regarding these penalties are available at http://www. copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html.
Huntingdon's policies regarding unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing and disciplinary actions taken are available in the Student Handbook.
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