From the Policies and Procedures Manual
POLICY 3.44 COPYRIGHT
The College adheres to the provisions of the U.S. copyright law(Title17, United States Code, Section 101, et seq.). The College recognizes and respects intellectual property rights and,as a matter of both integrity and adherence to law, setsforth these policies for all students and employees.
Approved: June 18, 2008
Copyrighted works include, but are not limited to, printed articles from publications, audio and video recordings, television and radio broadcasts, photographs, software programs, databases and World Wide Web pages.
1. No student or employee of Parkland College may reproduce, exhibit, or engage in public performances of copyrighted works in print, video, or digital form in violation of the law.
2. The Board directs the administration to develop and make available to students and employees copyright guidelines
a. encourage compliance with the copyright law
b. inform students and employees of their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law
c. inform employees regarding fair use guidelines, licenses, contractual agreements and other forms of permission that may be obtained for the use of copyrighted material.
3. Illegal copies or illegal sharing of copyrighted software, movies, or music may not be made or used on equipment owned by the College.
4. Employees who willfully disregard this policy do so at their own risk and assume all liability for their actions