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Copyright Response Procedures

When Lewis & Clark receives a copyright infringement claim involving music, video, software, games or other digital material, it takes the following steps per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998:

 

First Offense:

  • The Information Security Officer (ISO) is the College‚Äôs registered copyright agent.  Only requests addressed to the registered agent are acknowledged.
    [http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/list/l_agents.html] 
  • The ISO validates all infringement claims to correlate timestamp information with the user activity reported.
  • If a correlation is determined, the ISO initiates a TrackIT work order for the offender to respond within 48 hours in writing that the offending file has been removed from their system.
  • If no response is received within 72 hours, network access is suspended immediately and the claim details will be turned over to the student conduct system.

Second Offense:

  • If a second infringement claim is received for the same student within the academic year, network access is suspended immediately and the claim details are turned over to the student conduct system.