UB encourages all students, faculty and staff to engage in safe
and legally compliant sharing of copyrighted materials.
UB’s digital copyright compliance plan is supported by the Code of Student Conduct and UB's Computer
and Network Use policies that states “written
permission from the copyright holder is required to duplicate [and
distribute] any copyrighted material.”
The information provided here is designed to help you understand
digital copyright laws and policies as they apply to the sharing of
copyrighted materials at UB. It also describes the University's
administrative process used to handle cases of alleged
infringement, and actions you can take to protect yourself from
being involved in potentially illegal activities.
The University Libraries maintains a Copyright
web page to help you understand the rights and limitations of
copyright and fair use.