Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

Institutions must annually make available to current and prospective students the institution’s policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including

  • a statement that explicitly informs students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities;
  • a summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws; and
  • the institution’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution’s information technology system.