UC Berkeley complies with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you have any concerns regarding the use of copyrighted material on any Berkeley site, please contact the designated campus agent below.
The website on Digital Copyright Protection at the University of California clarifies the University's position with respect to digital copyright and provides access to resources that explain copyright law, clarify users' responsibilities, and encourage appropriate use of the Internet.
Campus Designated Agent
University of California, Berkeley
Office of the CISO
2195 Hearst Ave, Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94720
The DMCA specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf;
- A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Guidelines for Compliance with the Online Service Provider Provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (a 6-page PDF document) prepared by the University of California Office of General Counsel.
- The complete Digital Millennium Copyright Act (H.R. 2281)
- A "Digital Millennium Copyright Act Summary" from the U.S. Copyright Office (18-page PDF document)
- Educause DMCA FAQ