The reproduction right is perhaps the most important right granted by the Copyright Act. Under this right, no one other than the copyright owner may make any reproductions or copies of the work. Examples of unauthorized acts, which are prohibited under this right, include photocopying a book, copying a computer software program, using a cartoon character on a t‐shirt, and incorporating a portion of another’s song into a new song. It is not necessary that the entire original work be copied for an infringement of the reproduction right to occur. All that is necessary is that the copying be “substantial and material.” Students, faculty and staff will be held accountable for failure to comply with federal copyright laws.
For current law, consequences and penalties, please access the following website: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html
VIOLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL LAW