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Annual Copyright Notice


Under the provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is providing you this notice that the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject you to criminal or civil penalty. You may access additional information regarding Student Right To Know and Consumer Information at: https://www.uthsc.edu/students/consumer_info.php

Summary of 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 file-sharing 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 no less than $750 and no 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, 505.

For more information please visit: https://www.uthsc.edu/copyright/

If you have questions please contact:

Office of Student Affairs (Enrollment Services)
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-2664 or 901-448-4856