Policy 2.10 - Copyright

Southeastern Community College adheres to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 regarding the copying or distribution of copyrighted materials.  This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students. 

In addition, Southeastern Community College requires its faculty, staff and students to comply with the United States Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code) (the “Copyright Act”).  Faculty, students and staff may download, possess, and store only lawfully-acquired, copyrighted materials; and may use, adapt, and distribute those materials only in ways consistent with the Copyright Act, associate case law, the Fair Use principle, and the intellectual property rights of others.  The unauthorized use (downloading, possessing, storing, copying, adapting, sharing, or distribution) of copyrighted materials is a violation of federal law and Southeastern Community College policy and is strictly prohibited. 

Adopted: July 20, 2010

Revised: July 13, 2020

Reviewed: May 4, 2020