The Digital Millennium Copyright Act affects anyone who creates content that is either available in digital form or can be transformed into digital work. This law restricts what can and cannot be done with digital content. App State has developed a three-strike policy with DMCA takedown notices for the end-users:

  • First offense: Warning and Response System - the student is notified and asked to remove all copyrighted material from their computer.
  • Second offense: Warning and Mandatory Workshop - educates on the risks of copyright infringement. Internet is cut off from the student's computer for ten academic days.
  • Third offense: Is handled by cutting off the student's computer Internet access for 75 academic days, and placing the student on academic probation.

For more information see the Digital Millennium Copyright Act pdf.

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