Federal copyright law prohibits the reproduction, distribution, public display or public performance of copyrighted materials without permission of the copyright owner, unless fair use or another exemption under copyright law applies. The LPTS community must respect the copyrights in works that are accessible through computers connected to the LPTS network. LPTS will terminate the network access of users who are found to have repeatedly infringed the copyrights of others, and may also take disciplinary action. It is illegal to download copyrighted files. If a community member’s name is requested by authorities who pursue copyright violation, it will be provided.
This collection of links on federal copyright law includes information from the U.S. Government (bold) and interpretations of these laws developed by other organizations.