What is DMCA?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Implementation at VCDQ.
This documents VCDQ's procedures for compliance with the sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), enacted in 1998, that deal with online copyright infringement liability limitation. Complete copies of the copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17), incorporating the DMCA provisions, are online in both text and PDF formats. And a complete copy of the DMCA Act itself is available. See also the subsequent required study on encryption that is available online. A directory of agents is maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office.
Reporting Claims of Infringement
A written notification of claimed infringement must be sent to the VCDQ (feedback [at] vcdq [dot] com or using the form below) from the alleged copyright owner (Complaining Party) that includes substantially the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the Complaining Party. As an electronic signature we accept a digitized image of the signature attached to e-mail.
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
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 disabled, including information reasonably sufficient to permit the University to locate the material. For example, include the URL.
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit VCDQ to contact the Complaining Party, such as address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
5. A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement that the information in the notification 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.