The concept of private property is one of the building blocks of our society. To take the property of another without permission is theft. This concept is also applicable to intellectual property, such as music and video entertainment.
Students at Northwestern College are prohibited from using school computers, networks, or other electronic devices for the purpose of illegally duplicating or sharing copyrighted material. This not only includes printed material, but also downloaded or shared music, video or other media files.
Students who engage in the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted material using Northwestern College computers, networks, or other equipment are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the school.
Students are advised that Northwestern College’s computer network is monitored and all network activity can be observed and traced by school officials. The network employs software for the purpose of detecting and preventing the illegal downloading of media files (music, videos, etc.).