Drury University subscribes to the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Consistent with the act, Drury University publicizes to its faculty, staff, and students its Policy and Ethics Statement For Use of Computer Resources.
If you believe that your work has been copied, adapted, reproduced, or exhibited on the Drury University website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the university's designated agent with a written notice of the alleged infringing activity in accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512. The designated agent is:
Director of Library and Information Services
900 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Notice of Claimed Copyright Infringement
A notice of claimed copyright infringement must include the following information:
1. An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notice, a representative list of such works at that site.
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Drury University to locate the material.
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Drury University to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the matter complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receipt of notification of claimed copyright infringement, Drury University will follow the procedures outlined in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512). Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in a delay in processing the complaint.
Notice and Takedown Procedure
Drury University expects all users of its system to comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if the university is notified of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond expeditiously by removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. Thereafter, the university will follow the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act with regard to appropriate notifications of the user and the complaining party, acceptance of counter notifications, and, where indicated, put back of the alleged infringing material.
Where it has been clearly established that a Drury University user is a repeat infringer, the University may, at its discretion, terminate that person's account.
Related Links:Digital Millennium Copyright Act website