Greenville Technical College Libraries maintains this guide to provide a resource for copyright-related information and services. The information presented in this guide is for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for actual legal advice. Please consult an expert in copyright law for legal advice.
Chapter 5 of U.S. Copyright Law states that copyright owners have the right to seek recovery of actual damages and lost profits when infringement occurs. Disputes are heard in federal court, and when the plaintiff prevails the court may:
If the violated work has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, the courts may also:
Greenville Technical College provides an administrative policy on copyright and intellectual property and a copyright compliance form to help employees, students, and others document efforts to properly use copyrighted materials and comply with United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sect 101, et seq.).
GTC faculty, staff, and students do not have permission to copy or distribute inclusive access materials provided by the Bookstore. Publisher and vendor agreements only allow digital access by individuals that have purchased the content.