Pol-Copyright Infringement Policy

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

Copyright Infringement Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE

06/24/2015

POLICY NUMBER

IT-1.01

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

POLICY STATEMENT

Copyright infringement involves the reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work without permission or legal authority.  The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, is subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.  Violations that occur on the University’s computing network are reported to Information Technology by the copyright owner for investigation and remediation. 

REASON FOR POLICY

University of Louisville, in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), takes quick action when notified of an alleged copyright infringement occurring from a computer connected to the campus network.  Incidents are referred to Information Technology and the appropriate campus officials and steps are taken to stop unauthorized downloading or distribution of copyrighted materials.

RELATED INFORMATION
DEFINITIONS
PROCEDURES
RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students

FORMS/ONLINE PROCESSES
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Executive Vice President and University Provost

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Information Technology

Miller IT Center 109, Louisville, KY 40292

IT Helpdesk Phone: 502-852-7997

IT Helpdesk Service Now or Live Chat: http://louisville.edu/it/helpdesk



HISTORY

Revision Date(s):  June 24, 2015

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