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Copyright infringement refers to the reproduction or distribution of copyrighted work without the permission or legal authority of the copyright owner. This includes downloading or uploading sections of copyrighted works as well as file-sharing without permission. This policy is consistent with the rights outlined under Section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code).

Penalties for copyright infringement at JRTI could include, but are not limited to, obtaining a 0% on an assignment, suspension, obtaining a failing grade for the course, or expulsion from JRTI. Further penalties for copyright infringement may include civil and criminal penalties, which can result in fines and imprisonment. For more information, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

For more information, visit the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at, especially their FAQ’s at