Digital Millennium Copyright Act
In addition to sending complaints to SJC, copyright owners may also take direct legal action against alleged infringers, and subpoena the College for information about people sharing files. The No Electronic Theft (NET) Act provides for serious criminal penalties, including a fine of up to $250,000 and a potential jail sentence. You may also be required to pay all attorney fees. (For more information, USC law Title 17) Lack of knowledge about copyright infringement laws will not excuse you from legal consequences, or from action by the College. It is your responsibility to be aware of the legality of your actions.
Saint Joseph's College reserves the right to punish students for DMCA violations. Previous student punishments for DMCA violations have included suspension, fines, and/or permanent removal from the College internet.