Pol-Copyright Infringement Policy
policy copyright infringement modified Thu Feb 20 2020 12:11:41 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
University of Louisville
Copyright Infringement Policy
This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
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.
- HEOA - Higher Education Opportunity Act
- DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Peer to Peer File Sharing - is the distribution and sharing of digital media using peer-to-peer (P2P) networking technology. P2P file sharing allows users to access media files such as books, music, movies, and games using a P2P software program that searches for other connected computers on a P2P network to locate the desired content.] The nodes (peers) of such networks are end-user computer systems that are interconnected via the Internet.
- University of Louisville's Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Requirements https://louisville.edu/its/about-us/about-its
- Legal Sources of Digital Media
- Copyright infringement for students living in Residential Housing https://louisville.edu/its/about-us/about-its
Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Students
Copyright Violation Form: http://louisville.edu/its/tech-support/forms
Executive Vice President and University Provost
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
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
Revision Date(s): June 24, 2015
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.