Copyright Compliance Policy

CSB is committed to the ideals of honesty and respect for the intellectual property rights of others. As part of its goal to maintain the highest standards for ethical conduct, CSB is committed to fulfilling its moral and legal obligations with respect to the use of all copyright-protected works as enacted by The Copyright Act in Title 17 of the U. S. Code.
Accordingly, all employees and students are expected to adhere to the following.

1. No employee or student may reproduce any copyrighted material in print, video, or electronic form in violation of the law. The best way to avoid violating the law is by receiving express written permission from the owner of the copyright. Copyright laws protect works even if they are not registered with the U. S. Copyright Office and do not have the universal copyright symbol (©). To obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted works, contact the Rights and Licensing Department of the copyright owner or request permission online at

2. Copyrighted material includes but is not limited to music, video games, printed publications, TV and radio programs, databases, and worldwide web pages.

3. Penalties for staff, faculty, or students who violate the Copyright laws may include but are not limited to: the infringer pays the actual dollar amount damages and profits; the law provides a range from$200 to $150,000 for each work infringed; the infringer pays all attorney fees and court costs; the Court can issue an injunction to stop infringing acts and can impound illegal work; the infringer can go to jail.