Earlham’s Response to Claims of Copyright Infringement
When Earlham’s DMCA officer receives a copyright infringement notice involving music, video, software or other digital materials, they take the following actions:
- Check the network registration system to determine to whom the IP address in question is registered.
- Forwards the infringement details found in the notice to the individual to whom the IP address is registered, along with a message that:
- reminds them that violation of US Copyright Law can result in legal action, and disciplinary action per the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy
- requests that they immediately remove any copyright digital media from public access on their computer
- reminds them that they are solely responsible for actions involving the IP address registered in their name.
- informs them that failure to remove the material from public access within 48 hours, verified by a reply message, may result in the disabling of their network access, upon the receipt of additional notices
- provides them a link to a document that describes the risks associated with P2P file sharing,
- and offers the support of the HelpDesk to ensure that they have taken the appropriate steps to address the issue.
- We do not disclose the user’s identity.
- Repeat offenses result in the user’s Internet access being disabled and a requirement to meet with Earlham’s CIO.
- Students who fail to comply and receive a third notice will be referred to Student Development for disciplinary action in accordance with the enforcement section of the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.
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