In accordance with 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (c)(2) ("DMCA"), the University of Louisville has registered with the U.S. Copyright Office an agent to receive and investigate notification of claimed copyright infringement that conforms with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (c)(3). Please contact the University's DMCA designated agent to report copyright infringement involving material residing on a system or network controlled or operated by the University of Louisville.

University of Louisville
University Counsel, Grawemeyer Hall
2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-852-6981

See Title I7, Section 512(c) and Copyright Law of the United States for more information.

University of Louisville's Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Requirements

The University of Louisville is committed to sharing extensive knowledge and information. The University is also committed to taking steps to protecting our technology resources from misuse, including violations of the federal Copyright laws. All students, faculty, and staff should understand and abide by these laws. One of these laws is the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), H.R. 4137, that was signed into federal law in August 2008 and went into effect on July 1, 2010. It includes provisions that are designed to reduce the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. They include requirements that:

  • Institutions make annual disclosure that informs students that illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may subject them to criminal and civil penalties and describes the steps the institution will take to detect and punish illegal distribution of copyrighted materials.

  • Institutions certify to the Secretary of Education that they have developed plans to effectively combat the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials. Institutions to the extent practicable offer alternatives to illegal file sharing. Institutions identify practices for periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the plans to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.

Annual Disclosure

Keeping in line with our education mission, we view education as an important tool in combating illegal downloading and sharing of illegal copyrighted materials. We use a wide variety of methods to inform the community of the laws and consequences of illegal downloads and UofL's response to copyright infringement claims:

  • All users of UofL's computing and technology resources must endorse all policies and standards surrounding appropriate use. Two of these policies include requirements for copyright compliance, acceptable use and intellectual property.

  • Annual disclosure to all account holders will be posted on UofL Today.

  • Additionally, students will receive a direct email regarding copyright infringement issues at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester each academic year.