Respect for Copyrights of Digital Materials and Software
Find out about practices, policies, and other aspects of copyright relevant to your role(s) at UVa.
Effective: October 1995
It is the policy of the University of Virginia to respect the copyright protections given by federal law to owners of digital materials and software. It is against University policy for an employee (faculty and staff) or students to use University equipment or services to access, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, or make available to others any copyright-protected digital materials or software except as permitted under copyright law (especially with respect to "fair use") or specific license.
The software provided through the University for use by faculty, staff, and students may be used only on computing equipment as specified in the various software licenses.
The University regards violation of this policy as a serious matter, and any such violation is without its consent and is subject to disciplinary action. Repeated violations will result in loss of computing privileges, among other sanctions.
Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University has designated the following person (DMCA Agent) to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of copyright:Jason C. Belford
Claimed Copyright Infringement
University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400898
(2400 Old Ivy Road)
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4898
(telephone) (434) 924-4165
(facsimile) (434) 243-9197
Revisions: January 2016, August 2015, July 2012, July 2003, November 2002, December 2001
More About DMCA:
The following websites provide additional information on copyright:
- UVa Copyright Info for Students
- UVa Employee Copyright Policies and Responsibilities
- Information from the UVa Library about copyright laws, fair use, publication rights and wrongs, etc.
- How the University responds to allegations of on-line copyright infringement
- If you must, how to file share securely
- The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (PDF)
- Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America (PDF)