This section contains information on the code of conduct and limitations of use placed on computer resources at Drury.
Drury University GDPR Program
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect. This program was crafted to safeguard EU citizens’ personal data online. In a modern society of global information, international compliance is key. Drury University is in the process of developing a GDPR compliance program. Departments involved in building the university’s plan are Academic Affairs, Information Technology, Admissions, Marketing & Communications and Student Affairs. Drury values data security, and is committed to properly handling any and all personal information collected online.
For general information, visit the European Commission’s EU Data Protection website.
If you are a resident of the EU or if you are calling from the EU about GDPR, contact Drury’s Technical Support at +1 (417) 873-7300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.
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Drury University subscribes to the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
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:
Office of Marketing & Communications
900 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 873-7228
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.
Drury University is dedicated to the creation, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge to serve the public good. It is therefore committed to full compliance with the spirit and the letter of copyright legislation, which is designed to “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries” (Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution). To this end, Drury encourages its faculty and staff to respect the legitimate rights of copyright holders while exercising to the fullest the rights accorded them under the “fair use” provisions of federal law.
In accomplishing these purposes, Drury University works to facilitate the exercise in good faith of fair use rights by its faculty and staff in furthering their research, teaching, and service activities. The university shall:
The four factor fair use analysis is a subjective one. There is not one determinative factor; rather, each factor is weighed and balanced. Because application of fair use must be done on a case-by-case basis where reasonable people may disagree on how to interpret the material facts in specific cases, which can vary greatly, Drury University can only provide guidance to its faculty and staff in understanding copyright and fair use.
These four factors must be evaluated together to determine if their collective weight leans toward fair use or not. An excellent discussion of the principles of fair use is available at: http://www.usg.edu/copyright.html
Examples of Inappropriate Uses of Computer Resources Include:
Privacy Issues and Access to Files on the Campus Servers
All communications and information accessible via the Internet should be assumed to be copyrighted and should be accessed and redistributed using regular copyright rules. When sources found on the Internet are cited, the name, date and location of the information must be included. Compliance Procedure:
The guidelines on use of copyrighted materials for course pages are generally derived from the fair use provisions of the United States Copyright Act of 1976 as amended. 17 USC Section 107 establishes that reproduction of copyrighted works for educational and research purposes does not constitute infringement if it conforms to four factors. The complete text of this section is as follows:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified in that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
The collections of the Drury University Library are purchased with the understanding that numerous students and researchers will use them. The library pays institutional subscription rates for most of its journals that considerably exceed individual subscription rates because the publishers recognize that multiple uses will be made of these materials. Electronic copies of course materials, uploaded on course pages, provide an orderly means of making limited library materials available to all students enrolled in a class.
Guidelines for non-copyrighted materials:
Digital copies of copyrighted materials may be placed on course pages by faculty or a designated assistant or collaborator. Faculty should determine whether their use of a digital copy of copyrighted material meets fair use by using guidelines, or after obtaining permission for its use. For additional information on copyright, fair use, and permissions, see the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office Website.
The electronic copying and scanning of copyright-protected works for course pages are unsettled areas of the law which may be addressed by the Supreme Court or in future revisions of the copyright law.