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Summary

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was signed into law in 1998 and affects anyone who creates content that is either available in digital form or can be transformed into digital work. This law also affects users by restricting what can and cannot be done with digital content. Appalachian State University has developed a three strike policy with DMCA takedown notices for our end users. A first offense is handled through a warning and response system where the student is notified and asked to remove all copyrighted material from their computer.   A second offense is handled through a warning and mandatory workshop to educate on the risks of copyright infringement. Internet is cut off from the student's computer for ten academic days. A 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 on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

Who can use this service?

Faculty, Staff & Students

How do I request this service?

No action required

Who do I contact for problems or issues?

Call the Help Desk at 828-262-6266, Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5PM or enter a support request at tech.appstate.edu


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