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DMCA and You

UC San Diego, in compliance with the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"), can remove material from a website when it receives a DMCA request. You must secure appropriate permission when using copyrighted or trademarked material, such as text, logos, photographic images, video, sound, or graphic illustrations. Fair use provisions allow the use of copyrighted material without the authorization from the copyright owner for limited purposes.

About DMCA

Federal law prohibits the reproduction, distribution, public display or public performance of copyrighted materials over the Internet without permission of the copyright holder, except in accordance with fair use or other specifically applicable statutory exceptions.

UC San Diego complies with DMCA which limits the liability of infringements by having in place a mandated process for receiving and tracking alleged incidents of copyright infringement. 

Protecting UC San Diego

UC San Diego’s network is a vital part of academic and research activities. Access to the network is provided to faculty, staff, and students to support the University’s endeavors. As a vital and shared resource, the management of the network and the compliance with copyright and security laws ensures that the network can remain a resource for the university. 

How DMCA affects you

All UC San Diego community members--including faculty, staff, and students--should be familiar with the laws pertaining to the use of digital material and to comply with federal law and university policy regarding use of copyrighted materials.

If UC San Diego receives notification that a page is in violation of copyright, IT Services will disable access to the page and the page owner will be notified. If you believe the notice is incorrect due to fair use or misidentification, you may opt to send a counter-notification. 

UC San Diego may terminate the network access of those who are found to have infringed the copyrights of others. Repeat offenders of copyright infringement could be subject to disciplinary action.


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