This website and its contents are protected by U.S. Copyright law
This website and all materials comprising the emich.edu internet domain are copyright © 1995-2016 Eastern Michigan University, unless otherwise noted.
Any unauthorized use of any content from this site, including but not limited to site design, graphics/images, multimedia presentations and written content, constitutes copyright infringement. All rights are reserved by Eastern Michigan University.
Additionally, the name Eastern Michigan University and all trademarks, wordmarks, logos and symbols are the property of EMU and may not be used without prior, express, written permission from the Division of Communications.
Copyright policy statement
Eastern Michigan University respects the legal right of ownership of intellectual property in all media. Educational use of such property must be performed within the bounds of copyright law. It is the policy of Eastern Michigan University to adhere to the provisions of United States copyright laws, the copyright laws of other countries and copyright licensing arrangements and contracts. This policy is intended to apply broadly to all faculty, administrators, staff, students and any other persons involved in using copyrighted materials in pursuit of University business or activities, or using University facilities, equipment or materials. The University does not support unauthorized duplication in any form. Faculty, administrators, staff, students and others engaged in University related activities, who violate the University's copyright policy and/or the law, do so at their own risk, assume all liability for such violations and may be subject to disciplinary action.
Statement regarding violation of Federal copyright laws
Any employee found to violate federal or State of Michigan laws, EMU policies, procedures or standards of conduct, will be subject to disciplinary action under University policy. Any student found to violate federal or State of Michigan laws, EMU policies, procedures or standards of conduct, will be subject to disciplinary action under EMU’s Student Code of Conduct. In either case (employee or student), any suspected violation of state or federal laws will be reported to the appropriate legal authority for investigation.
The University reserves the right to protect its electronic resources from threats of immediate harm. This may include activities such as disconnecting an offending computer system from the campus network, terminating a running job on a computer system, or taking other action.
Statement regarding peer to peer file sharing
Sharing copyrighted files is illegal. Students subject to repeated copyright infringement allegations are referred to Student Conduct and Community Standards for disciplinary action.
Penalties for copyright infringement also include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages up to $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years.