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Digital Millennium Copyright Act- The DMCA at Wheaton

Posted on February 18, 2014

Who: Wheaton College Students
What: Digital Millennium Copyright Act- The DMCA at Wheaton
Why: Reminder - Distributing copyrighted materials without the consent of the owner is against federal law. It is Wheaton policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement.

DETAILS: DMCA infringements over the last 7+ years:
2007 – 111 infringements
2008 – 19 infringements
2009 – 18 infringements
2010 – 23 infringements
2011 - 40 infringements
2012 - 38 infringements
2013 - 35 infringements
2014 - 8 infringements (so far)

Though file sharing through Peer to Peer (P2P) software has become commonplace in its use in distributing copyrighted material it is a violation of Federal Law. You may be familiar with some Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sharing programs, Ares, Bearshare, BitTorrent, Kazaa, Limewire, Morpheus, or Instant Messenger file transfers but their use for sharing copyrighted materials is illegal.

Wheaton and the DMCA
Please visit http://wheatoncollege.edu/technology/started/filesharing.html to understand the ramifications of DMCA violations here at Wheaton.

Directions to remove Peer to Peer file sharing programs
Please visit http://wheatoncollege.edu/technology/started/networks-wheaton/remove-file-sharing-programs/ for more information about file sharing and for directions on how to remove Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing programs from your computer.

If you have any questions please contact: Technology Support at extension 3900 or email support@wheatoncollege.edu

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