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Policies and Sanctions Related to Copyright Infringement

Copyright is legal protection of intellectual property (Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents), in whatever medium, that is provided for by the laws of the United States to the owners of copyrights. Many people understand that copyright laws cover printed works such as books and magazine articles, but they are not aware that the protection extends to software, digital works, and unpublished works, including forms of a work, its digital transmission and subsequent use. Types of works that are covered by intellectual property laws include but are not limited to: books, photographs, architectural drawings, music, drama, sculpture, movies, electronic media, web pages, software, multi-media works and databases.

Copyright infringement can subject the student to criminal and civil liabilities. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or statutory damages at no less than $750.00, and no more than $30,000. For willful and malicious conduct, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorney fees. Criminal penalties can also apply, up to and including imprisonment for five years, and fines up to $250,000 dollars. Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary action, probation, legal proceeding, suspension, up to and/or including termination and expulsion. For details, see Title 17, Sections 504 and 505 of the United States Code.

Our Beauty Anatomy Institute ® (BAI) names and logos are a Registered U.S. Trademark that cannot be used without the expressed written consent of BAI. In addition, BAI owns all photographs, advertising, images, audio, DVD’s, and likenesses it has produced, displays or is located on BAI property, publications, software and websites. Use of any Trademarks, images, names, photographs, videos, audio, DVD’s and advertising, which are owned by BAI, is strictly prohibited for non-official use. This includes the use of file sharing networks to download and share copyrighted works without permission of BSA, or receiving illegal copies or downloads or copyrighted work from a third-party. Any student, who wishes to use any of the above- referenced BAI material, must request written permission from the Campus Director.

Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary action, probation, legal proceeding, suspension, up to and/or including termination and expulsion.

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