Copyrights of Digital Materials and Software Standard


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1.  Purpose and Background
2.  Standard
3.  Definitions
4.  Related Links
5.  Exceptions

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1. Purpose and Background

Users must not use the University’s IT resources to access, use, copy, distribute or otherwise reproduce or make available to others any copyright-protected materials, including digital materials and software, except as permitted under copyright law (especially with respect to “fair use”) or specific license (see Acceptable Use of the University’s Information Technology Resources (IRM-002)).

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2. Standard

The software provided through the University for its users may be used only as specified in the various software licenses.

The University regards violation of this policy as a serious matter, and any such violation is without its consent and is subject to disciplinary action. Repeated violations will result in loss of computing privileges, among other sanctions.

Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University has designated the following person (DMCA Agent) to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of copyright:

Robert M. Tyler 
Claimed Copyright Infringement
Office of the University Counsel
University of Virginia
Madison Hall, Third Floor
PO Box 400225
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4225

(telephone) (434) 297-7624 
(facsimile) (434) 982-3070
(email) [email protected]

Procedures: The University’s procedures for handling copyright issues are available at Copyrights of Digital Materials and Software Procedures.

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3. Definitions

See the list of definitions for the Acceptable Use, Data Protection, Information Security, and Privacy & Confidentiality policies.

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4. Related Links

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5. Exceptions

If you think you need to request an exception to these requirements, please refer to the Exceptions Process.

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APPROVER: Chief Information Officer