Copyright Policies and Penalties Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code).These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.Some of Waubonsee Community College’s Web pages contain links to Web pages maintained by third parties.
Students, employees and visitors are subject to local, state and federal laws.
College policy prohibits the unlawful use, sale, distribution, manufacture and/or possession of legally controlled substances or the consumption of alcohol by persons on campus, in college vehicles or any other college-owned or leased facilities, or at college-sponsored activities.
In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed.
For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed.
An exception to the Act allows an individual who is properly licensed to store firearms and/or ammunition within his/her personal vehicle as long as the firearms are unloaded and the firearms and ammunition are concealed in a case locked in the trunk of the vehicle or in a locked container in the vehicle, out of plain view, in compliance with the weapon storage requirements of the law.
Individuals who are in violation of the Act will be reported to law enforcement and may face criminal prosecution in accordance with the law.In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey is a report that institutions are required to make available to students, prospective students and the public in easily accessible places in order to comply with United States Department of Education regulations.The EADA reports the institutions' commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students.To further educate students and staff regarding the health risks and effects on the workplace and college environment of drug and alcohol abuse, the Office of Human Resources annually distributes additional information to all employees and Student Life hosts an annual Party Smart event.