IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
The University has recently received a large number of formal complaints regarding
use of the University's network to download or upload copyrighted materials, including
copyrighted films and software. The University is required to take these complaints
very seriously, and to take steps to address any infringing activity. Failure to do
so can potentially result in liability for the University itself. Additionally, any person using his or her University on-line access privileges to
engage in the downloading, uploading, or other unauthorized distribution of copyrighted
materials is potentially at risk of becoming the target of a legal action for copyright
infringement, in addition to any University imposed sanctions.
When the University receives a complaint that implicates a student account, the student
is immediately referred to the University's Office of Student Conduct for disciplinary action under the "Student Code of Conduct". Disciplinary sanctions
imposed for a first offense will include a requirement that the infringing material
be removed and not further distributed, as well as educational projects and probation.
A second complaint involving the same on-line access account may result in even more
serious sanctions, up to and including long-term termination of on-line access privileges
and suspension from the University.
Please use your University on-line access privileges responsibly. Remember, copyright
infringement is illegal and can result in serious civil and criminal sanctions, as
well as serious University disciplinary sanctions.
See also: Web Governance