Internet Access

High-speed Internet connection is available to students and residents through Gutenberg College’s wireless Internet network, accessible throughout the Gutenberg College building.

Restrictions on Internet Use

Gutenberg makes available the use of the Internet to its board members, employees, students, and residents in order to further its academic mission. As a condition of use, users must not violate any law, including federal copyright laws or any policy of Gutenberg. Receipt or transmission of any material in violation of any state or federal law, including the receipt or transmission of any unauthorized copyrighted material or any threatening or obscene material via the Internet or any other means. Violation of the law or any Gutenberg policy may result in termination of the privilege, other disciplinary measures, and possibly civil and/or criminal sanctions. Gutenberg reserves the right to deny, revoke, suspend, restrict, condition, close, or otherwise limit any user’s account or access. No user should have an expectation of privacy while using Gutenberg’s system. Users may not share their login or password with any other user or use any other person’s login or password.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at