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Copyright law and file sharing

Just a short post today, as I try to get out some links to basic information security material out to the campus.

The college has a legal obligation to provide notice annually to campus users regarding the sharing of electronic copies of copyrighted materials.  While the law (related to the federal Higher Education Opportunities Act) specifically addresses  notification to students, the college policies related to copyright apply to all employees and other users of campus technology, as well.

Because of a responsibility to post this notification in a public place, an extensive Knowledge Base article is available at http://depts.bellevuecollege.edu/helpdesk/students/file-sharing/ which everyone on campus should read.

As always, if you have any information security concerns, ideas or questions, please feel free to contact me.