Policy for Protecting Against Copyright and Software License Infringements
The Spiritual Care Association Learning Center expects that all students of the learning community respect the rights of ownership of intellectual property by adhering to United States copyright law including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. All courses within the Learning Center are the property of the Spiritual Care Association and under its copyright.
- It is the policy of the Spiritual Care Association that no student or instructor may copy, reproduce, or distribute any materials within the Learning Center except as expressly permitted or with the written consent of the Spiritual Care Association as the copyright holder or as otherwise permitted under Federal law. Willful infringement may subject a student or instructor to discipline and can impact the privilege to use information technology resources within the Learning Center.
- Students should honor copyright laws when sharing information as part of their learning process, including articles, quotes, videos, and other materials covered under federal law. According to law, students may incorporate portions of copyrighted materials when producing a project for a specific course.
- It is the of the Spiritual Care Association Learning Center that contractually protected and/or copyrighted computer software shall not be improperly copied, distributed, or used by its students or faculty. The Spiritual Care Association Learning Center’s educational and administrative staff will only install original software, not from copies, to ensure legal compliance to the permissions granted by the rights holder.
In an effort to balance copyright law with fair use principles, which is a complex issue, the Spiritual Care Association Learning Center is committed to providing tools and resources to students to assist decision-making: