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Some people seem to believe that if you can get something for free, it must be all right. However, this is not the case with Internet piracy. Downloading copyrighted materials, such as music, videos, games, graphics, and information has become one of the most controversial issues on the Internet.
Fort Hays State University does not permit such types of illegal downloads. Most violations that occur are due to illegal downloads of music, software, and movies. When notified of these copyright infringements, the University must take action in order to comply with federal law. First, the source’s Internet access is revoked. Second, the student is required to meet with the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs to learn about the actions that must be taken to resolve the situation and have his or her Internet access restored.
Here is a list of actions YOU can take to avoid violating copyright law and FHSU acceptable use policies:
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FHSU Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy
George Mason University:http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/copyright-internet.htm
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
DMCA Overview, by the UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy:http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm
Copyright Education Presentation, by the Picture Archive Council of America:http://www.pacaoffice.org/copyrightPresentation.shtml
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