The College supports enforcement of copyright law for the protection of its employees as both creators and users of copyright protected works.
The College requires that ACC faculty, staff and students comply with federal law regarding the use of copyright protected materials.
ACC, as an online service provider, retains limited liability for copyright infringement found on its domain. In order to maintain this limited liability ACC must:
“…respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing upon notification of claimed infringement…”
Because of this ACC will remove or disable access materials on its domain that are identified as violating copyright by the copyright owner or his/her agent. The faculty, staff or student responsible for posting the infringing material will be notified of the action.
In addition, in the spirit of promoting "the progress of science and the useful arts," the college supports the fair use for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship or research and reproduction of copyrighted materials (including multiple copies for classroom or library use), for educational purposes as outlined in the federal Copyright Law (PL94-553).