Computing Services provides support for many services used by PDCCC faculty, staff and administrators. All staff must understand and abide by the Information Technology Employee Acceptable Use Agreement to use these services.
The college is also responsible for making all staff aware that downloading or distributing copyrighted materials such as documents, movies, music, etc. without the permission of the rightful owner is considered copyright infringement and is illegal under federal copyright law.
The penalties for infringing copyright law can be found under the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 501-518 (http://www.copyright.gov/title 17/92chap5.html) and in the U.S. Copyright Office’s summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf).