5.9 Copying Code of Ethics

Detailed copyright guidelines can be found at www.macalester.edu/library/copyright.

Because we are an academic community, the faculty, students and staff of Macalester College honor intellectual property, respect the privacy of data and recognize the rights of others. Each individual has a responsibility in turn to use copying technology in an ethical manner. Anything less than adherence to the letter and spirit of copyright laws and regulations is unethical.

Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledge, right to privacy and right to determine the form, manner and terms of publication and distribution.

Because printed and recorded information is easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is critical. 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 academic community. At Macalester, violation of the Copying Code of Ethics may subject the offender to disciplinary action.