The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Miscellaneous Laws (Useful Cites for Higher Education)

Compliance Partners

Director of Academic Technology Services

Related Policy

Copyright Policy

 

Electronic Communications

No Electronic Theft Act

Pub. L. No. 105-147, 111 Stat. 2678 (1997)

Makes it a criminal offense to willfully infringe a copyright by sharing, as well as selling, pirated software with a retail value of $1,000 or more. Offenders will be subject to up to five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Passed by Congress on November 14, 1997, and signed by the President on December 16, 1997.

Resources

Indiana University Q and A on the law

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