File Sharing and Copyright Protection
Think Before You Share
Members of the University community are subject to laws and policies regarding fair use of copyrighted material. Consult the following resources to understand how to share and store copyrighted material the right way
- Users of the University’s shared networks and data storage resources must follow the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) when sharing and storing copyrighted information.
- A detailed description of the University’s policies concerning disciplinary actions for the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material is set forth in the University’s Student Manual.
- Members of the University community should also be mindful of potential civil and criminal penalties of copyright infringement. See Chapter 5 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America, “Copyright Infringement and Penalties” for details.
- Further guidelines for using copyrighted information can be found at the University of Chicago Copyright Information Center.