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For questions regarding the use of copyrighted materials contact the Joseph F. Smith Library (

Students and employees who use copyrighted works are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable copyright laws and with the University’s Copyright policy regarding the use of copyright-protected materials at BYU–Hawaii.  As described in federal law (U.S. Copyright Act and more recently the Digital Millennium Copyright Act – US Code §17), downloading, uploading, or distributing in any fashion files containing copyright-protected works, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing (e.g., music, movies, games), may subject individuals to civil penalties, including significant actual and statutory damages ($750 to $30,000 per offense), costs and fees of litigation, and criminal penalties including fines (up to $250,000 per offense) and imprisonment (up to 5 years). For more information, see the U.S. Copyright Office

In appropriate circumstances (as defined in 17 U.S.C. § 512(i)), the university may terminate access to its computer network and other technology resources provided to any user or account holder who is deemed to be a repeat copyright infringer.  Violations of the Copyright policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.