Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to abide and conform to the Federal Law governing the copyright of digital resources as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 105 PL 105- 304.

Policy

Lynn University complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Pursuant to the DMCA, it is illegal, as described in the federal law (Title 17 of the US Code, and more recently the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 105 PL 304), to download, upload, or distribute in any fashion, copyrighted material in any form including, but not limited to electronic data, information, voice, video, and software without permission or a license to do so from the copyright holder. Lynn University neither condones nor supports in any way the use of copyrighted material in ways in which it was not intended.

The designated agent for Lynn University to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA (i.e., a DMCA Notice or Takedown Request) is the General Counsel for the University. This designation will be listed on the University’s public facing Website.

Definitions

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (P.L. 105-304)—a 1998 amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976 that establishes certain limitations of copyright infringement liability for online service providers (OSPs), including colleges and universities, when certain requirements are met by the OSP. The Act contains a number of other provisions, including prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures among others.

DMCA Notice or Takedown Request—a warning or request issued from a copyright holder or a representative of the copyright holder. These copyright holders have identified computers on the University’s Network as having potentially violated the DMCA and issue warnings regarding the particular infringement to the University.

Procedures/Guidelines

Not applicable.

For more information regarding this policy, please contact General Counsel.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018