It is the policy of the university to encourage appropriate scholarly and creative activity by faculty, staff and students. Foremost among these activities is the production of works disseminating the results of academic research or scholarly study.
Administrative policy regarding copyrights (3342-5-10.1) http://www1.kent.edu/policyreg/chap5/5-10-1.cfm
Administrative policy regarding patents (3342-5-09.1) http://www1.kent.edu/policyreg/chap5/5-09-1.cfm
Copyright Infringement and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
It is illegal to download or share copyrighted materials without the express permission of the copyright holder. If you download and/or distribute copyrighted material without the copyright holders' permission then this is a violation of both Federal law and University policy subject to severe penalties.
For information regarding the DMCA, please go to the following site: http://www1.kent.edu/is/Security/Copyright.cfm