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Copyright Infringement Policy

To report copyright infringement involving Endicott College information technology resources or services, please notify the College’s Designated Agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512):

e-mail: gkelley@endicott.edu
Gary F. Kelley
Chief Information Systems Officer
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Copying, downloading, storing, displaying, or distributing copyrighted material using Endicott College systems or networks without the express permission of the copyright owner, except as otherwise allowed under the copyright law, is prohibited. Under the Federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, repeat infringements of copyright by a user can result in termination of the user’s access to University systems and networks, and further prosecution as is warranted by state and Federal Laws and the Federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (34 C.F.R. Section 668) by the United States Congress and signed into law by on August 14, 2008, requires the educational institutions be proactive in the prevention of illegal downloading and copyright infringement. The following is Endicott College’s policy regarding illegal peer-to-peer file sharing.

It is the policy of Endicott College that any illegal peer-to-peer file sharing over the College’s network is prohibited. All users who access the Endicott College network acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to this and all College policies.

Violations of these policies may result in the immediate suspension of computer account and network access pending investigation of circumstances and may lead to their eventual revocation. Serious violations of the policy will be referred directly to the appropriate College or outside authorities. Unauthorized use of College computing facilities can be a criminal offense. The penalties may be as severe as suspension or dismissal from the College and/or criminal prosecution.