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Copyright Issues

Bridgewater College encourages and facilitates an open educational environment.  One tool used for communication, internally and externally, is the Internet. Bridgewater College's Internet access is used to promote campus activities, provide timely information, welcome visitors, highlight educational opportunities, enhance learning and direct students, faculty, staff, alumni and potential applicants to resources and other services at the College.

Though the Internet has revolutionized access to publishing and free expression, its use by students, faculty and staff must comply with all federal, state and local laws, as well as College policies. Access to the College’s computer systems and networks is a privilege, not a right, and requires responsible and ethical behavior with respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security and individuals‘ rights to privacy.

The following links provide information on copyright issues related to the use of the College’s network. Any questions regarding appropriate use of those networks should be directed to the HelpDesk at the IT Center.