All members of the LECOM community are obligated to respect and comply with the rules outlined in the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Unauthorized use 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.

Consequences of Violation:

  1. Legal Ramifications:
    • Engaging in the unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted materials can subject individuals to fines or imprisonment under federal law.
  2. Honor Code Violation:
    • Such activities are also considered violations of the LECOM Honor Code and can result in disciplinary actions, including expulsion, or other college-imposed sanctions for misconduct.

It is imperative that all faculty, staff, and students familiarize themselves with and adhere to copyright laws and regulations. If you have any questions ro require clarification on what constitutes a violation, please do not hesitate to seek guidance from the appropriate authorities.