All LECOM faculty, staff and students must respect and comply with the rules on copyrights, U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Unauthorized use of or distribution of copyrighted materials, including but not limited to peer to peer file sharing (transmitting copyrighted materials, such as music, movies, compilations, to friends for their use) is a violation of federal law that can subject students to fines or imprisonment and would be considered an honor code violation, which can result in expulsion, or other college-imposed sanctions for misconduct, etc.