INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

ACTIONS & PENALTIES FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Under U.S. copyright law, a copyright owner who has been the victim of copyright infringement is entitled to recover actual damages and profits from the infringer or statutory damages of up to $30,000 per violation. The copyright owner has the right to permanently enjoin the infringer from further infringing activities.

NewSchool, recognizing and respecting intellectual property rights, requires its employees, instructors, students, and other community members to use copyrighted materials in a lawful manner. NewSchool’s Code of Conduct, as found in this catalog presents NewSchool’s copyright policy. Copyright infringement can result in applicants being rejected for admission and enrolled students and employees being dismissed.

Additionally, NewSchool maintains a vigorous program of accepting and responding to Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA) notices, which are immediately escalated to NewSchool’s legal team for investigation and action. If the materials in question are determined by the legal department to be infringing, the Information Technology department is notified and action is taken that can include either the removal of the infringing materials from NewSchool’s network or the blocking of the infringer’s network access. The infringer is notified and reminded of NewSchool’s Code of Conduct. Repeated violations can result in dismissal.