DMACC Copyright Policy

Des Moines Area Community College complies with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution in the use of copyrighted works. DMACC Policy requires DMACC students, faculty, and staff to respect and acknowledge the works โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹of others and to act responsibly and lawfully in the use of such materials.

Use of copyrighted materials in any manner not allowed by the U.S. Copyright Act, subsequent guidelines, and/or other proprietary permissions is strictly prohibited.

This website serves as an educational resource to members of the DMACC community. Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for understanding and adhering to this Policy. Students, faculty, and staff who willfully or recklessly disregard this Policy and/or violate the U.S. Copyright Act may be personally liable in the event legal action is taken against them. The College will defend and indemnify DMACC faculty and staff who have demonstrated a good faith effort to comply with the Act. The College cannot defend or indemnify willful or intentional violations of the Act and may seek reimbursement if the College is included in a lawsuit and incurs attorney fees, costs,or a judgment.