OSU Policy

OSU’s policy on copyright ownership

The OSU Policy on Patents and Copyrights provides more information on the university's policy on copyright ownership:
The Office for Technology Licensing, Policy on Patents and Copyright.

OSU's policy on file-sharing and safe use of the computer network

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides a number of resources about P2P file sharing specifically and safe use of the computer network in general. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Plan to Combat Copyright Infringement explains the technical precautions that OSU takes to prevent illegal online sharing of copyrighted materials. Additionally, it outlines the potential consequences from the university and copyright owners for committing copyright infringement over the university's network.

HEOA Plan to Combat Copyright Infringement: OSU's plan for combating online copyright infringement according the rules of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Includes details of institutional penalties for illegal sharing of copyrighted materials over OSU's network.

Responsible Use of University Computing and Network Resources: This is the OSU Policy on responsibly using university computer networks.

Virtual Legality: An Overview of Your Rights and Responsibilities in Cyberspace: This document, created by OSU legal counsel, outlines the rights and responsibilities of users of the OSU computer network.

Safe Computing: The Office of the CIO provides information on a number of issues on safely using the OSU computer network.

DISCLAIMER: The information on these web pages and that received from Copyright Services at OSU Libraries and the Health Sciences Copyright Coordinator is not legal advice, nor is either office legal counsel to the university or any members of the university community.