Copyright Compliance Policy

The following is reprinted from The University Policy Manual and can be accessed at

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro promotes the responsible and ethical adherence to intellectual property rights. This policy seeks to promote this goal. All students, faculty, staff, and authorized affiliates of the University are expected to comply with United States copyright laws. These laws apply to copyright-protected materials regardless of whether they are reproduced in digital, electronic, print, or other form. Copyright ownership by members of the University community is addressed in the Copyright Ownership and Use Policy.

All users of University technology resources must abide by the guidelines set forth in the Acceptable Use of Computing and Electronic Resources Policy ( Unauthorized replication, installation, or distribution of copyright protected material is prohibited. Users who download software that is not covered by an existing license may be held personally liable for any legal claims or litigation that should ensue due to the illegal use of such software.

Copyright infringement notifications will be acted upon in accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) ( 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) by the DMCA Agent, following established procedures. Violations of the DMCA may result in denial of access to University computing equipment and systems, and to disciplinary action.

Allegations of copyright infringements found on University computer resources should be sent to:

DMCA Agent
Information Technology Services 
235 Bryan Building
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170