Copyright Infringement & Plagiarism Policy

Student Advisory Regarding Copyright Infringement

The concept of private property is one of the building blocks of our society. To take the property of another without permission is theft. This  concept is also applicable to intellectual property, including music and video  entertainment.

Students at Quest College are prohibited from using school computers, networks, or other electronic devices for the purpose of illegally duplicating or sharing copyrighted material. This not only includes printed material, but downloaded or shared music, video or other media files.

Students who engage in in the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted material using Quest College’s computers, networks, or other equipment are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the school. Students are advised that the college’s computer network is monitored and all network activity can be observed and traced by school officials.

Plagiarism Policy

“Plagiarism” is the taking another person’s intellectual property (written text, media files, etc.) and portraying the work of another person as the student’s own work. All work submitted by students at Quest College must be their own work, or be properly referenced and footnoted. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty, and is punishable by administrative action, up to and including dismissal from Quest College.  The College is aware that many collegiate “papers” are available for purchase on-line, and monitors student assignments for this type of plagiarism.