As members of an academic community, we are all familiar with the concept of intellectual property. Basically, the concept means that what we create - our ideas, our writings, our paintings, etc. - are the product of our selves and properly belong to us. Other people may use our work if we give them permission. The emergence of this concept of copyright protection in the past made it possible for people to earn a living from their creative activities. Just because the work has been made available in digital form, and thus readily accessible by computer, does NOT remove the copyright protection.
SUNY Oswego information related to digital copyright:
- Software Copyright Policy from the Faculty and Professional Staff handbook
- The Digital Millenium Copyright Act
General copyright information: