Copyright Information for Students

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices

DMCA notices are sent through campus email and/or as a SafeConnect warning message. If you have been told that you have a DMCA violation but have yet to receive any notification, please look in your UCSC Email "Spam" folder to see if the mail server routed the email there instead of your inbox.


How does this notice affect you?

It is important that you remove all copyrighted material identified in the DMCA notice from your computer and acknowledge that you have done so. If you do not, your ResNet network access privileges will be restricted to Campus Only websites (My UCSC, eCommons, etc.) and email for a minimum of 10 days.

If this is your second (or third) DMCA notice you will have additional sanctions, including longer restrictions and enrollment holds.

Following the DMCA notice, students will also receive communications from the Conduct and Community Standards Office. 


Additional Information

For more information, please see:

Copyright Education

UCSC's Acceptable Use Policy

ResNet Responsible Use Policy

ResNet Usage Guidelines (Under Revision)

UCSC Bandwidth and Network Traffic Monitoring

UCSC Filesharing and Copyright Information Website

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Summary

UC Guidelines for Compliance with the Online Service Provider Provisions of Digital Millennium Copyright Act