Copyright Infringement

With computers and other modern technology becoming more commonplace in society, the ways in which intellectual property is accessed is changing.  Unfortunately with these new methods of acquisition, laws have had to change and adapt, which means WCU policies have had to also change and adapt.

In order to comply with federal laws such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), WCU has created policies and procedures that help to protect the rights of intellectual property owners as defined by these laws.  As a result, WCU prohibits the illegal sharing (downloading, distribution, copying) of materials that violate intellectual property laws.

Below are links to the University’s policies and procedures related to copyright infringement compliance as well as some resources to help educate faculty, staff, and students on both U.S. and International Copyright laws.

WCU Policies and Federal Laws


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