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Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agent

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agent

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, signed into law on Oct. 28, 1998, amended the United States Copyright Act, Title 17 of the U.S. Code, to provide in part certain limitations on the liability of online service providers (OSPs) for copyright infringement. Subsection 512(c)of the Copyright Act provides limitations on service provider liability for storage, at the direction of a user, of copyrighted material residing on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider, if, among other things, the service provider has designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement by providing contact information to the Copyright Office and by posting such information on the service provider’s website in a location accessible to the public. The provision of information to the Copyright Office about the service provider’s designated agent is a condition for reliance on the limitations on liability for service providers.

The designated agent for Western Colorado University is:

Chad Robinson
Director of Information Technology Services
970-943-3123
crobinson@western.edu

Directory of Service Provider Agents for Notification of Claims of Infringement
http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/list/index.html

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