But if everyone breaks the rules, how can you punish just one person?
- Just because the government, or a company that sues you, or the Committee on Standards, cannot administer punishments equally does not mean that they cannot administer them at all. As with speeding tickets, "everyone else was doing it" will not satisfy an enforcement officer or provide an excuse for illegal behavior.
- Pleading ignorance of these rules or the applicable laws is also equally useless in an enforcement situation, so educate yourself before you decide to break the law.
- You should recognize that violating the Copyright Law or Dartmouth's policies concerning copyright are significant risks that you may regret.
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