Procedures for Handling DMCA Complaints

Last Revised: July 15, 2015

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was passed by Congress and subsequently signed into law in 1998, was designed to address copyright issues with digitally formatted intellectual property. You may refer to for a summary of the DMCA or for the full DMCA report.

The following procedures have been adopted by the University of Connecticut, consistent with the University’s policy on Acceptable Use, Information Technology, in order for the University to be in compliance with the DMCA.

  1. As required by the DMCA, the University is required to designate an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringements. The current designated DMCA agent is
  2. The Information Security Group (ISG) will monitor this email address for notices of DMCA infringement.
  3. The ISG will verify that the notice includes the following information:
    • Filename
    • Date and time of the infraction
    • IP address
    • Any other information that may help to identify who is responsible for the complaint.
  4. Once verified, the ISG prepares an email containing the following information:
  5. The individual is directed to delete the infringed file(s) from the computer and from any other devices it may have been copied to.
  6. The individual is informed that they may reply to the ISG email with any questions they may have about the complaint or the report.