Copyright & Legal Information
Copyright, University of North Georgia. The University System of Georgia and the University of North Georgia are the owners of all of their trademarks, service marks, trade names, slogans, graphic images, music, photography and videography, and they may not be used without permission.
If you have questions about using any of this material, please contact the UNG Office of University Relations, at email@example.com.
Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained herein constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, guarantee, warranty or contract of any kind. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free and is subject to change at any time. Any links to non-University of North Georgia information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by the University of North Georgia of the linked materials.
Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2), notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to Jenna Colvin, general counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.
In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed.
For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504,n505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016, p. 2-113).
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The University of North Georgia automatically gathers and stores information about visits to university websites. This information allows us to track visitor trends and helps us make improvements. This information includes, but is not limited to the following, and is stored and used in aggregate form only:
- The IP address from which you access our website
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
- The date and time you access our site
- The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
It is not used to contact you personally.