It is the
policy of Wartburg College to promptly process and investigate notices
of alleged copyright infringement, and take appropriate actions
under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States
Code, Section 512 ("DMCA").
Contents of Notice
The DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright
infringement must be in writing. When informing the designated agent
of an alleged copyright infringement, the complainant must:
(1) Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed.
If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved,
please provide a list of the works on that site.
(2) Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide
sufficient information to permit Wartburg College to locate that
(3) Provide your contact information, including an address, telephone
number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
(4) Certify or include a statement that the complainant has a good
faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in
the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner,
the owner's agent, or law.
(5) Certify that the information that you have provided Wartburg
College is accurate. The complainant should attest under penalty
of perjury that s/he is authorized to enforce the copyrights that
have allegedly have been infringed.
(6) Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright
owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
Before the complainants allege an infringement, s/he should consult
copyright materials to confirm that the use is, in fact, infringing.
The United States Copyright Office provides basic information, online,
which can assist one in determining whether an exception or defense,
such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work.
Notice, Takedown, and Put back Procedure
Wartburg College expects all users of its system
to comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if Wartburg College
is notified of a claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes
aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent,
it will respond appropriately, which may include removing or disabling
access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. Wartburg
College will follow the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act with regard to appropriate notifications of the user
and the complaining party, acceptance of counter notifications,
and, where indicated, "put back" of the alleged infringing
material. Refer to the United States Copyright Office for the provisions
of the DMCA at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf.
Where it has been clearly established that a Wartburg
College user is a repeat offender, Wartburg College may terminate
that person's account.
Pursuant to the DMCA, Wartburg College has designated
an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement
occurring on Web pages or computer servers. If you believe that
your copyrighted work is being infringed on a Wartburg College site,
please notify our designated agent, preferably by email, at:
Director of Information Technology Services
||100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677
US Copyright Law and Wartburg
College Computing Resource Policy
Individuals who infringe copyright-protected materials
on Wartburg College network may be subject to discipline. In appropriate
circumstances, penalties for violations of Wartburg College Computing
Resources Policy [http://www.wartburg.edu/its/policy.html]
may include, but are not limited to, termination of all computing
Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law and subject
to severe civil penalties and sanctions. Copyright infringement
can also be a violation of federal criminal law. Thus, every user
of Wartburg College network and Web must maintain a basic understanding
of copyright law and must comply with the Wartburg College Computing
For more information on U.S. copyright law and the DMCA, consult
the Web site of the U.S.
Copyright Office. The U.S. Copyright office has a variety of
circulars and forms, available online or printed, which can provide
answers and guidance to many copyright questions and issues. The
Copyright Office's Circular 1, has simple, concise, explanations
and descriptions of what one must do to keep from infringing copyrights
of others, as well as protecting one's own creative works. In addition,
there are resources available through the library or through a simple
Web search on copyright.