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Copyrighted Materials

College of the Canyons students are prohibited from using the college information network to illegally download or share music, video and all other copyrighted intellectual property.

College of the Canyons supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Under the law, college administrators may be obligated to provide copyright holders with information about users of the college information network who have violated the law.

Be aware that illegal forms of downloading and file sharing as well as the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials are violations of the law and may subject you to academic sanctions from the college (per SCCCD Policy 529.2P) as well as criminal and civil penalties, including a lawsuit against you by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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