HEOA Summary of Penalties

Florence-Darlington Technical College Compliance Statement and Summary of Penalties -- Unlawful Use of Copyrighted Material


Using, duplicating, or transmitting copyrighted material without first obtaining the owner's permission, including peer-to-peer sharing of music or video, is specifically prohibited.

Penalties for copyright violation are severe. Under federal law, a person found guilty of copyright infringement may be liable for actual and statutory damages from $200 to $150,000, attorney's fees, court costs, and criminal penalties, including jail time.