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UH COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS POLICY

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Copying the UH Official Notice under, we obey this policy and hold no any violation allowed under this domain and all subdomains, including whole website and any subsites and members' pages. Any post represents only individual member's personal action and viewpoint and who is wholy responsible for it. Any violation will cause your membership deletion and further more, the potential civil or criminal penalties. Any violated material will be deleted immediately when reported or noticed.

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University of Hawaii Official Notice - ITS announce@hawaii.edu

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As mandated by the U.S. Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008,
the University of Hawaii (UH) is now required to provide this annual
notification regarding copyright violations.
COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including
unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may be ILLEGAL and
subject you to personal civil and criminal liabilities.  This may
include downloading, uploading or sharing of music, videos,
games, software or books for which you do not have permission.
Illegal sharing of copyright materials also violates UH policy
E2.210: Use and Management of Information Technology Resources
<http://www.hawaii.edu/infotech/policies/itpolicy.html>.
The
University of Hawaii encourages the use of legal alternatives to
unauthorized downloading. EDUCAUSE has compiled an extensive list of
such alternatives, many of which are free, at:
http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent
Copyright
infringement is the act of exercising, without permission
or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to
the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17
of the United States Code). These rights include the right to
reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing
context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted
work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal
penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright
infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or
"statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than
$30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may
award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its
discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see
Title 17, United States Code, Chapter 5 at:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html
Willful
copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties,
including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to
$250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright
Office at http://www.copyright.gov especially their Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) at:
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq
UH
POLICIES
It is the policy of the University of Hawaii to investigate
complaints of copyright violation filed in compliance with the
Digital Millenium Copyright Act.  The University uses the following
procedures
* The infringing computer will be blocked immediately from accessing
the University of Hawaii's network.
* If the computer associated with the alledged violating activities
can be linked to an individual or responsible authority, they will be
notified that:
   - all unauthorized copies of any copyrighted materials must be
removed immediately; and
   - the responsible individual must contact and meet with a Campus
or UH Information Security representative, who will advise the
infringing user that their actions may be illegal and may violate
applicable UH Policies and codes of conduct, and that disciplinary
action may be taken.
   - access will be restored after they personally sign and
acknowledge the UH Copyright Infringment Notification Letter.
* If the complaint is found to be a REPEAT OFFENSE, an official
complaint will also be filed with the appropriate Dean and/or
Director requesting disciplinary action and sanctions in accordance
with University due process. This incident may appear on the
individual's permanent University records.
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