The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material, including photocopying, printing and downloading. Copyright protection gives authors and inventors exclusive right to control the use by others of their products and discoveries. Copyrighted works may not be reproduced, displayed publicly or performed without permission of the copyright owner. Protected works include literary, dramatic, musical, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, audiovisual, digital and other types of formats. Those who engage in unauthorized reproduction, performance, or distribution of copyrighted work may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
What's the purpose of copyright?
It is the policy of the College and of the employees of the College to comply with all federal and state laws and regulations concerning copyright.