Copyright 101 - an Online Training Course (NEW!)
Members of the University community who are interested in learning more about copyrights are strongly encouraged to view this 20-minute educational video created by the Office of the General Counsel, which covers the basics of copyright protection, infringement, and fair use. Click here to view.
Pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(a)(10),
the Dean of Students Office sends an annual notification to all enrolled
students that includes the following: (a) a reminder that unauthorized
distribution of copyright material may subject students to civil and criminal
liabilities, a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright
laws, a description of the institution’s policies with respect to peer-to-peer
file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students
who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted
materials using the institution’s computer networks..
The Dean of Students Office
speaks to every Premiere DePaul session held throughout the summer. The consequences of illegal downloading, both
internal at DePaul and external through litigation, are discussed.
Individual Floor Meetings –
Every floor on campus has a meeting with the Resident Assistant (RA). The Assistant Dean gives the RA information
to share with her/his residents about illegal downloading.
Every new full-time employee is educated
during an in-person new employee orientation program by CSRT staff about the
DMCA and the university’s policies against illegal downloading. Educational
materials regarding illegal downloading are also included in the University’s
online orientation program, which focuses primarily on new part-time employees.
Code of Conduct
The University’s Code of
Conduct for employees highlights University policies related to illegal downloading
and copyright infringement within the Acceptable Use of Technology section. The
Code of Conduct is presented at New Employee Orientation and is reviewed
annually during General Compliance Training.
General Compliance Training, an
annual requirement for all faculty, staff and student employees, frequently
includes scenarios and test questions that address copyright and illegal
downloading issues relevant to all DePaul employees.
Management Standards Training
On an annual basis, a System Access
and Security training class is offered at Management Standards Training for
managers. This training session covers DePaul Information Security policies and
provides information about consequences of illegal downloading.