Copyright infringement policy


Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted information or data and software packages is a direct infringement of the federal copyright law (see the Federal section).

Technology Support and the Advanced Technology Learning CenterĀ (ATLC) avidly support Texas Tech's policies and the federal statutes regarding Copyright Infringement. It is illegal to make, use, or pass along unauthorized copies of software, graphics, music or any other creative art or intellectual property for multimedia projects or any other use. This includes the copying of software programs, etc., required in a class. Anyone who engages in illegal copying shall be subject to disciplinary action under Texas Tech's policies and, in addition, shall be subject to criminal prosecution under state and federal statutes.

Policies were developed to ensure that Texas Tech, its students, faculty, and staff maintain legal and ethical standards regarding the use of copyrighted materials.