Copyright and Legal Media at Penn State
Respect for the intellectual property and creative work of others is essential to Penn State's mission. As a strong proponent of copyright and intellectual property rights, the University has a moral and legal obligation to respond to reports of violations.
While technology makes it easy to access many different kinds of media—movies, photos, journals, and music—this ease of access can sometimes result in people using materials without fully understanding the associated rights and responsibilities.
As a student, faculty, or staff member, it’s vital you understand and follow Penn State’s copyright and intellectual property policies by only downloading items that you’ve acquired legally and not sharing copyrighted materials unless you have permission.