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f. Banners are not allowed to he hung in other campus buildings, unless permission is obtained from that facility Copyright Infringement USC Upstate students are prohibited from using the University network or resources to illegally down-load or share music, video and all other copyrighted intellectual property. Upstate supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act including efforts to eliminate copyright infringement. Under the law, college administrators may be obligated to provide copyright holders with information about users of the Upstate network who have violated the law. 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 upload-ing substantial parts of a copyrighted work without 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 dis-cretion, 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. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, espe-cially 159 decorate this rock to promote events. This rock can be reserved for periods of one week (Sunday- Saturday), with a limit of two corresponding weeks. Organizations can reserve the rock by completing the “Spirit Rock Reservation” form on the Office of Student Life web site. E.Campus Life Center Banner Spaces & Chalking 1.Chalking a. Chalking may be used by registered student organizations to create messages on sidewalks to advertise student events. Organizations are expect-ed to adhere to the following guidelines, in addition to the advertising guidelines listed when chalking. b. Chalking requests must be made to the Office of Student Life for approval. This request must state when chalking will occur, what event is being advertised, and where chalking will be located (proximity to what buildings). Requests must identify the student organi-zation, the person submitting the request and contact information c. Messages must be written in chalk that is water soluble (does not include spray chalk or artist pastels) d. Messages must be written only on horizontal sidewalks, and not on any vertical surface including stair risers, building porches, building entryways, building foundations, walls, pillars, posts, benches, doors, trash receptacles, or kiosks e. Organizations should be considerate when chalking, and not put more than one message in the same area to allow for other organizations to advertise their events f. Please consult with Housing for permission when desiring to chalk outside of residential facilities 2. Banners a. The Office of Student Life provides paper and banner markers for use by University offices and student organizations to advertise their events in the Campus Life Center (CLC). There are approximately seven banner spaces managed by the Office of Student Life located on the second floor of the CLC. Organizations are expected to adhere to the follow-ing guidelines, in addition to the general advertising guidelines listed when designing and hanging banners b. All banners must be approved by the Office of Student Life prior to hanging. Banners that have not been approved will be removed c. Banners can hang no longer than two weeks, and organizations are limited to hanging one banner at a time, unless otherwise permitted by the Office of Student Life. Banners will be removed after the advertised event has occurred d. Approval is needed before banners can be hung from the third floor of the CLC. e. Banners should be vertically oriented, and must include organization name, date, time, location, and contact information authority constitutes an infringement. their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq Unauthorized Distribution Disciplinary Procedures: Be aware that illegal forms of downloading and file-sharing as well as the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you not only to civil and criminal liabili-ties but also to sanctions from the university as well. The university has developed policies and consequences to ensure that students respect 155 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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