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Copyright Guide for Faculty and Students: Penalties for Copyright Violations

This guide provides resources for students, researchers, staff, and faculty on copyright law, policies, and guidelines at the Loma Linda University.


Penalties for copyright violations are severe

A faculty member, employee, or student who violates the law or this policy is subject to University discipline and disciplinary processes.

Violation of copyright law can result in a legal action for an injunction, confiscation, or copyright materials and monetary damages. A person or institution who infringes a registered copyright may also be subject to attorney's fees and costs in enforcement actions.

Criminal penalties can be imposed for willful violations of a copyright for a financial or commercial nature.

Various schools of the University are expected to establish the program control procedures to maintain the letter and spirit of the guidelines.

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