The University and employees are legally required to comply with all copyright laws while performing work and while using the University's systems. Users shall not use Goodwin University'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 University and the responsible employee to civil and criminal penalties. The University does not accept legal responsibility for copyright infringement by any staff members, and any staff who do not comply with this policy and the copyright laws do so at their own risk and assume any resulting liability, and are subject to disciplinary action by the University. Staff members who witness instances of copyright infringement are encouraged to bring it to the attention of the VP of Facilities and Technology or the Assistant VP of Technology.