Bard College Student Handbook

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Individuals using computers and networks at Bard College are responsible for complying with all copyright laws and the college’s policy regarding the use of Bard’s computing resources. Users should refer to the Appropriate Use Guidelines posted on the Bard Information Technology website: https://www.bard.edu/it/computing-policies. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 specifically prohibits the circumvention of copy-protection technology on copyrighted material. Many digital audio and video files contain copyrighted material. The download, copying, adapting, and public display and distribution of these materials is prohibited by the DMCA, and further is not considered an acceptable use of academic computing resources.