Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgment, the right to privacy, and the right to determine the timing, form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.
Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and professional expression of others is especially critical in computer environments.
Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the college community.
Users of technology at Atlantic Cape will:
- Respect individuals’ rights to privacy.
- Communicate in language and images that are not offensive, profane or obscene.
- Protect the confidentiality of personal communication.
- Adhere to the intellectual property laws regarding copyright protected materials.
- Treat technology hardware and software in a manner that does not damage or interfere with its use.
- Limit use, when necessary, to allow other users’ access.
- Engage only in technology-based activities that are related to the College’s Mission.