Copyright Infringement

The College is committed to a spirit of intellectual inquiry rooted in the ethical behavior of its participants. Certain acts which affect the integrity of learning are not permissible. Engaging in dishonest or unethical behavior may result in disciplinary action taken against the student by the instructor, or other appropriate College official.


Students are not permitted to:

  • Ask for, give or receive help during tests, examinations, or quizzes or other evaluations without permission of the instructor;
  • Utilize books, papers, computer-based media or other materials and equipment during tests, examinations, quizzes or other evaluations without permission of the instructor;
  • Engage in plagiarism by submitting or using as their own another person’s research, oral, written or computer-based or creative work. All sources of material must be edited;
  • Use another person’s data, solutions, ideas, computer account or calculations without the appropriate authorized permission;
  • Inappropriately use computers, the Internet or other electronic devices;
  • Steal, mutilate, alter or deface library materials, computer-based media or other academic materials;
  • Illegally copy materials (print, audio-visual or computer-based media) that are protected under provisions of the copyright laws of the United States or foreign countries.

Please note that MVCC complies with Federal regulations with regard to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. Portions of this policy will be waived to meet those regulations as stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.