Copyright Infringement and Sanctions

NWTC requires that all students adhere to current copyright laws and congressional guidelines and avoid plagiarism (using another person’s ideas or creative work without giving credit to that person). The copyright laws of the United States make it illegal to duplicate copyrighted materials (the work of another person) without written permission. There could be civil and criminal liabilities, as well as, serious penalties for unauthorized copy of copyrighted material or the act of plagiarism. For more information visit the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at

Unacceptable use of the internet includes sending or receiving any material in violation of any federal, state, or local regulations. This includes, but is not limited to copyrighted material.

  • threatening material
  • obscene material
  • pornographic material
  • material protected by trade secret

Students may not use the internet to advertise products or promote political points of view. Deliberate attempts to vandalize, damage, disable or disrupt the property of the District, another individual, organization, or the network. Use of the District's networks, computers, software, and Internet access is considered a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use may result in school disciplinary action from revocation of user privileges up to and including suspension or dismissal from NWTC.


 Updated on 7/8/14