Pol-Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
policy DMCA, copyright infringement, Section 512 modified Wed Oct 05 2022 11:13:15 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
University of Louisville
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
June 24, 2015
This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students) and users of University systems or networks.
REASON FOR POLICY
To inform individuals of the University of Louisville (University) policy and procedures when responding to notices of an alleged copyright infringement occurring from a computer connected to the University’s network and to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in responding to such complaints.
The University of Louisville (University) will take quick action to respond to a notice of an alleged copyright infringement occurring from a computer connected to the University’s network. Complaints will be referred to Information Technology Services and appropriate campus officials for investigation and remediation. Appropriate steps will be taken to stop unauthorized downloading or distribution of copyrighted materials.
Employees and students and others using University systems and networks whose actions result in copyright infringement, in accordance with this policy, will be subject to disciplinary action and/or controls/limitations on access to University systems and network. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, is subject to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Copyright infringement – involves the reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work without permission or legal authority.
The complaining party or the recipient of a complaint of alleged copyright violation are expected to submit an email with the complaint and attached infringement notification to DMCAGENT@louisville.edu. Appropriate University officials will review notifications of alleged copyright infringement.
The university community and its users of University systems or networks are responsible for complying with this policy and procedures.
Executive Vice President and University Provost
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Information Technology Services
Miller IT Center, 109, Louisville, KY 40292
Note: This policy was formerly titled “IT-1.01 Copyright Infringement”.
Revision Date(s): June 24, 2015; October 20, 2021
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.