Copyright information for members of the Virginia Tech community.

Copyright at Virginia Tech

Internet Copyright Infringement Complaints (ICICs)

ICICs, sent to the university by copyright holders or their agents, report that a copyrighted file was available for upload from a specific university Internet connection. This is most often the result of unintended, automatic uploading via file-sharing or peer-to-peer (P2P) programs. The complaint is due to the user's unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material to others. If you have received an ICIC and need to respond, click the link above.

Institutional Information

Institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, and summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws.

University Libraries Resources

Information about copyright for scholarship and instruction.

Legal Alternatives for Downloading or Otherwise Acquiring Copyrighted Material

A list of legal downloading sites and services, free music albums, and free college course material.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Uploading

Information you should be aware of if you use peer-to-peer file sharing software.

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