Back in ye old 2008, the United States Congress passed and President Obama signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which provides funding for federal financial aid programs, as well as other higher education funding and requirement changes. Part of this Act included new requirements for colleges to notify all students regarding the illegality of sharing files covered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998. This message shall serve as Anoka技术学院 & Anoka-Ramsey社区学院’s official notice to all enrolled students.
This notice is directed to ALL Anoka技术学院 & Anoka-Ramsey社区学院 students and does NOT mean that you have done anything wrong related to illegal file sharing. It is simply a required notice.
Downloading or distributing copyrighted material, including through peer-to-peer file sharing, without the permission of the copyright owner is against the law. Illegal downloading or distribution of copyrighted materials can result in you being prosecuted in criminal court and/or sued for damages in civil court. Criminal penalties for first-time offenders can be as high as five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. If sued in civil court, you may be responsible for monetary damages, attorneys' fees and civil penalties up to $150,000 per work distributed. Use of Anoka Technical College & Anoka-Ramsey Community College technology resources (including accessing the Anoka技术学院 & Anoka-Ramsey社区学院 wired or wireless network from your personal computer) for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is prohibited.
By your use of Anoka Technical College & Anoka-Ramsey Community College technology resources, you formally acknowledge that you have been informed of the rules regarding illegal file sharing and the consequences that can come from inappropriate use of computers and network resources belonging to Anoka技术学院 & Anoka-Ramsey社区学院, located in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, MN.
If Anoka Technical College & Anoka-Ramsey社区学院 receives information about suspected illegal file sharing, the student will be contacted via their Anoka Technical College & Anoka-Ramsey student e-mail account and asked to sign and return a form notifying them that they have participated in an illegal activity. Failure to return the signed form and/or repeated infractions by the same student will result in student code of conduct notification and associated penalties, including possible restriction from using Anoka技术学院 & Anoka-Ramsey technology resources.
- MNSCU板程序5.22.1，可接受的计算机和信息技术资源使用。 //www.mnscu.edu/board/procedure/522p1.html.
- HEOA（高等教育机会法案） 处理校园网络上未经授权的文件共享。