Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), signed into law on October 28, 1998, amended the United States Copyright Act, Title 17 of the U.S. Code, to provide in part certain limitations on the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement. Subsection 512(c) of the Copyright Act provides limitations on service provider liability for storage, at the direction of a user, of copyrighted material residing on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider, if, among other things, the service provider has designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement by providing contact information to the Copyright Office and by posting such information on the service provider’s publicly accessible website. A summary of the DMCA prepared by the U.S. Copyright Office can be found at the following link: www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.
FAU will expeditiously investigate any alleged case of infraction on copyrighted material available on its computing network and take appropriate action. The designated DMCA agent for FAU is:
Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Bldg 22, Room 253A
Boca Raton, FL 33431