The Digital Millennium Copyright Act amends federal copyright law to provide certain liability protections for online service providers; including carry materials that violate (infringe) copyright law. To qualify for liability protection, the School is required to have a policy under which the computer accounts of users will be terminated if they repeatedly infringe the copyrighted works of others.
2. POLICY STATEMENT
Compliance with federal copyright law is expected of all students, faculty and staff at Tonsorial Academy of Cosmetology and Barber Styling, LLC. "Copyright" is legal protection for creative intellectual works, which is broadly interpreted to cover just about any expression of an idea. Text (including email and web information), graphics, art, photographs, music, and software are examples of types of work protected by copyright. The creator of the work, or sometimes the person who hired the creator, is the initial copyright owner.
You may "use" all or part of a copyrighted work only if (a) you have the copyright owner's permission, or (b) you qualify for a legal exception (the most common exception is called "fair use"). "Use" of a work is defined for copyright purposes as copying, distributing, making derivative works, publicly displaying, or publicly performing the work.
Copying, distributing, downloading, and uploading information on the Internet may infringe the copyright for that information. Even an innocent, unintentional infringement violates the law. Violations of copyright law that occur on or over the university's networks or other computer resources may create liability for the university as well as the computer user. Accordingly, repeat infringers will have their computer account and other access privileges terminated by Tonsorial Academy of Cosmetology and Barber Styling, LLC.