Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 3: Student Affairs

03:02:08   Violation of Copyright

Federal law gives the holder of copyright five exclusive rights, including the right to exclude others from reproducing the copyrighted work. Sanctions for violation of copyright can be very substantial. Beyond the threat of legally imposed sanctions, violation of copyright is unethical appropriation of the fruits of another’s labor.

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the TBR designated agent for receipt of complaints of copyright infringement occurring with the use of Northeast State information technology resources is the Tennessee Board of Regents Chief Information Officer. Northeast State has designated the Library Dean as Northeast State’s campus agent regarding complaints of copyright infringement.

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Information Technology

Revision History: April 2014; Edited June 2020