Great Lakes Boat Building School

Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Federal regulation requires Great Lake Boat Building School to provide consumer information to all of our current and prospective students.  Each topic below gives a brief description of the information and explains how it can be obtained.

If you need assistance or would like a paper copy of all or parts of the Consumer Information, please contact the Operations Office at (906) 484-1081. 


Graduation and Employment rates


There is a Daily Crime Log kept in the Operations Office. Information on any additional campus security statistics can be found online.


GLBBS will report student body diversity online.

Copyright Infringement Policy

Great Lakes Boat Building School recognizes the need for compliance with U.S. copyright laws, including the provisions of fair use, while conducting business as a nonprofit educational institution.  Compliance extends to printed, recorded, and digital information, including Internet resources.  All GLBBS employees and students are expected to comply with US copyright laws. 

Copyright is legal protection of intellectual property provided by the laws of the United States. Copyright applies to works in all media, not just print, and it covers all forms of a work, including its digital transmission and subsequent use.

For more detailed information concerning U.S. copyright law, users may consult the following websites:

  1. U.S. Copyright Office
  2. Further information and assistance for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material, is available at the Copyright Clearance Center.

Any sharing of copyrighted material without proper licensing or permission from the owner/author/software manufacturer is prohibited by law and is not condoned by Great Lakes Boat Building School. Any students accused of copyright violation or infringement will be required to resolve matters on their own without involvement from the school.


Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

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 visit the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, especially the FAQs section.