The College recognizes that United States copyright laws exist for the public good and balance the intellectual property rights of authors, publishers, license holders and copyright owners with the educational community’s need for the free exchange of ideas. This includes both the protection of copyright holders’ rights, and also the full exercise in good faith of fair use and teaching exemptions.
Faculty, staff and students who willfully disregard applicable copyright laws and college policy do so at their own risk and are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
The College will develop training through the Human Resources and Compliance Offices regarding the expectation that all employees will adhere to copyright laws. All faculty and staff will complete required training regarding copyright laws no less than every two years. Compliance with this requirement will be monitored by the Human Resources Office.