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Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8. of the United States Constitution
"The Congress shall have Power To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
United States Code, Title 17 - Copyrights (FDsys)
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"As an institution committed to leadership in communication studies and the performing arts, Emerson College requires that its faculty, staff, and students comply with all applicable laws concerning copyright and intellectual property."
"The purpose of this policy is to encourage research, publication, and artistic, creative, and pedagogical work of the highest possible caliber and to protect the intellectual property of the College and its faculty, staff, and students."