Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy

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East-West University's Policies on Copyright

Copyright infringement is the act of utilizing, without seeking consent or legal authority, one or more of the sole rights granted to the copyright owner under Section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). Infringement may occur when a copyright-protected work is reproduced or distributed without authorization, including uploading or downloading from the Internet or otherwise published without requisite permission. Protected works may include photographic images, music, movies, and television programs. Although there are limited exceptions not requiring authorization, such as the doctrine of fair use, sharing substantial portions of such works, including on peer-to-peer networks, without the rights owner's permission or by meeting the exception requirements is an infringement. Consequences accruing from copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.

Copyright compliance enforcement agencies aggressively pursue infringers. If you are infringing, even unknowingly, you can be subject to civil damages for work infringed and even criminal fines and jail time.

East-West University makes every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright. Individuals who receive a copyright infringement notice may face disciplinary action. This action may not be limited to loss of network access, compulsory training concerning copyright infringement, conduct sanctions, and may lead to potential expulsion from the University.