The College and you are legally required to comply with all copyright laws while performing work and while using the College's systems. Users shall not use Goodwin College's computers or network to copy, download, modify or distribute copyrighted materials except with the permission of the holder of the copyright or consistent with the "fair use" guidelines and any governing licenses and contractual agreements. Copyrighted materials includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Music
  2. Movies
  3. Literature
  4. Photographs
  5. Software

Noncompliance with copyright laws can expose the College and the responsible faculty member to civil and criminal penalties. The College does not accept legal responsibility for copyright infringement by any faculty members, and those who do not comply with this policy and the copyright laws do so at their own risk, assume any resulting liability, and are subject to disciplinary action by the College. Faculty members who witness instances of copyright infringement are encouraged to bring it to the attention of the Director of Information Technology.