All Edison State locations are closed out of an abundance of caution and per the guidance of Governor DeWine's order. We WILL continue to offer courses and provide student services via DISTANCE-LEARNING technology beginning March 23. STUDENTS: Monitor your email or click HERE for updates. For students who have a balance due during this STAY AT HOME order, you may pay online or by mail. Edison State will NOT BE CHARGING LATE FEES during this critical time. For the most accurate information about the coronavirus, visit odh.ohio.gov or cdc.gov.
Edison State Community College takes the following steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials:
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.)
TEACH Act (Copyright law for online use)
U.S. Copyright Office
The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
EDUCAUSE on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Interactive Guide to Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses (Baruch College)
Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University)
Minimizing Academic Dishonesty