Copyright Policy fully supports U.S. and international copyright law and requires all of our employees to fulfull our moral and legal obligations with respect to our use of the copyright protected materials of others. To that end, and in fulfillment of our commitment to protect the principles of copyright in general, employees of should seek permission to use copyrighted works whenever appropriate and, when unsure whether permission is required, seek advice from the Copyright Officer. acknowledges that copyright infringement is a violation of the law and may impose civil and criminal liability on the individual infringer, as well as on the infringing employee. Therefore, every employee is required to comply with copyright law and adhere to this copyright policy. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.