The EDUCOM Code
Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and this principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, the right to privacy, and the right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secrets and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.
Under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the college is obligated to take appropriate action if it receives a complaint that copyrighted material is being published over our network without permission.
Any college action, however, does not prevent the copyright owner from taking further legal action against the individual concerned.
Further information about copyrights can be found at: