Copyright Infringement

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. Legal penalties for copyright infringement include actual dollar amount damages and profits (with a range of $200-$150,000 for each work infringed), infringer pays all attorney and court fees. The court can issue an injunction to prevent infringed acts, impound illegal works and the infringer can go to jail.

SAE Institute reserves the right to dismiss, suspend, or place on probation any student who distributes copyrighted material without authorization. This includes illegal downloading of software.