1. This administrative rule is based upon the original Copyright Act of 1976 and the amendments added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act signed into law in 1998.
2. This administrative rule applies to all staff and students who make use of materials created by entities other than themselves. This includes but is not limited to materials used for classroom teaching, out of class presentations, online distribution, professional conferences, homework assignments, electronic transmission and for school publication.
3. Copyright issues dealing with intellectual property created by staff and students are covered in the administrative rule on intellectual property.
4. The School considers the educational environment to consist of traditional on-campus instruction.
5. Staff and students are expected to comply with copyright law and to apply the fair use criteria to each use of material of which they are not the originator.
6. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution's information technology system.
7. The only software programs, other than students’ projects, to be used on systems in the school are those products for which the school owns a valid license or the school may legally use. Copying the school’s software from the computer system is considered theft and is a serious offense. Copying or modifying school software and/or borrowing software from the labs is not permitted. If you have a question, please see the system administrator.
In compliance with the Section 512(2)(‘c)(‘2) of Chapter 5, Title 17 of United States Code, the School shall have a DESIGNATED AGENT “to receive notifications of claimed infringement” and “other contact information which the Register of Copyrights may deem appropriate.” The designated agent for the School will be the CFO.
Fair Use is the use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.