As part of Saint Martin’s University’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy
and website policy, the University requires compliance by members of the
University community with all state and federal laws, including copyright
laws. Basic copyright law, as well as guidance in using copyrighted
materials for personal, educational or research purposes, can be found
at the U.S. Copyright Office home page,
Unlike patents and trademarks, works of art, music,
literature, scholarship and other creative endeavors no longer must be
registered with the federal government to enjoy copyright protection.
Since 1978, when revised federal copyright laws took effect, works of a
creative nature are automatically protected by copyright from the time
they become fixed in a tangible medium, such as a printed book or a
recording. The work’s copyright protection lasts for the creator’s life
plus 70 years.
Allegations of copyright infringement by Saint
Martin’s University computer users that comply with the 1998 Digital
Millennium Copyright Act, Title II — online copyright infringement
liability limitation – Section 512(c)(3) will be investigated by the
University, and appropriate action taken. Such actions may include
suspension of access to online services and other institutional
technology services. Saint Martin’s University reserves the right to
address or respond to any allegation of copyright infringement received.
Policy on the use of Saint Martin’s University
As a general rule, visitors to the Saint Martin’s University website
may print, reproduce and use the information in, and retrieve files
containing publications or images from, those website documents that the
University expressly grants permission to use, provided:
1. The use is for non-commercial, personal,
educational or research purposes only.
2. The user does not modify any information or
3. The user includes any copyright notice originally
provided in the materials.
If a particular website author places further
restrictions on the material, the user must honor those restrictions. In
some instances, specific information contents may be copyrighted by
others. By using any of this material, the user assumes all risks of
copyright infringement and related liability.
Policy on using Saint Martin’s University logos,
graphics and web templates
All standard graphics, photographs and text
found on the University’s official web pages displaying Saint Martin’s
logos and logotypes are copyrighted by Saint Martin’s University.
Reproduction or redistribution for commercial use are prohibited without
the University’s express written permission.
Web page guidelines and copyrighted templates
containing standard graphic elements and formats have been developed to
present the Saint Martin’s University identity unmistakably and
consistently. Templates used on the website were designed to provide the
user with a consistent interface to improve navigation throughout the
website. All official web pages – those containing communications from
the University’s schools, divisions, departments, offices, library,
administrative divisions, extensions and other units and programs of the
University – are required to use the University’s web page templates. This is
accomplished through the work of the University web assistants.
personnel needing assistance with creating online materials can contact
the website manager or assistant for further guidance. To read or review
the Saint Martin’s University website policy in its entirety, go to
Use of the Saint Martin’s University logo and logotype
for all media applications is set forth in the University’s style guide. For further help, contact the Office of
Notification of claimed infringement under the
1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
If any owner of copyrights believes a Saint Martin’s University user is
infringing copyright-protected work, he or she can notify the Office of
Office of Marketing and Communications
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500
Notification of claimed infringements must contain
the information required by and otherwise comply with the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Title II – online copyright
infringement liability limitation – Section 512(c). To read the act, go