The concept of private property is one of the building blocks of our society. To take the property of another without permission is theft. This concept is also applicable to intellectual property, including music and video entertainment.

Students and employees at Prince George's Community College are prohibited from using school computers, networks, copying machines, document scanners, or other electronic devices for the purpose of illegally duplicating or sharing copyrighted material. This not only includes printed material, but downloaded or shared music, video, or other media files.

Students who engage in the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted material using Prince George's Community College computers, networks, copying machines, document scanners, or other equipment are subject to disciplinary action and may be held liable for financial damages by the copyright holder(s).

Student Advisory: Students are advised that Prince George's Community College's computer networks are monitored and all network activity can be observed and traced by school officials. The network employs software for the purpose of detecting and preventing the illegal downloading of media files (music, videos, etc.).

Students with questions about downloading and/or intellectual property should consult with the Dean of Humanities, English, Sociology and Science.