ITI Technical College


ITI Technical College recognizes the obligation of its faculty, staff, and students to comply with all Federal laws (title 17, United States Code) regarding copyright policy. Copyright & Privacy policy infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner as outlined in t title17 of the United States Code. These rights include reproducing, distributing, downloading, or uploading (peer-to-peer file sharing) substantial parts of copyrighted work without the consent of the owner. Failure to adhere to these rules may subject violators to civil and criminal liabilities as well as institutional disciplinary action.

Anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also access costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

Students found to have used copyrighted material or engaged in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material using the information technology system will be subject to disciplinary action from the school up to and including termination. See student handbook for rules and regulations and termination policy.