- Copyrighted materials, including but not limited to books, journal articles, video or audio recordings, photographs, software, etc. may be copied or otherwise reproduced, including digital reproduction, without permission of the copyright owner(s) only if the use meets the requirements for "Fair Use," "Classroom Performance or Display," as provided in the Copyright Act, or in the recent amendment to the Copyright Act known as the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization ("TEACH") Act.
- Information for faculty, staff, and students regarding compliance with copyright laws may be found at https://umdrive.memphis.edu/g-legal/www/copyrighthelp. Specific questions regarding copyright compliance should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees may also contact the University's Office of Legal Counsel for information regarding use of copyright materials in the performance of official employment duties.
- Failure to comply with applicable copyright laws may result in employment discipline, up to and including termination, or, in the case of students, referral to the Office of Judicial and Ethical Affairs for disciplinary action, including termination of access to on-line services and/or other serious sanctions, up to and including suspension.
- Copyright infringement also potentially may result in personal liability for an individual infringer. Employees who make a good faith effort to comply with the terms of this policy may be represented by the Tennessee State Attorney Generals Office in the event of a claim of infringement resulting from the performance of official employment duties.