Appendix K: Digital Copyright Infringement Policy

Hampden-Sydney College recognizes and respects intellectual property rights. It is part of our mission to maintain the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct, which are characteristic of good men and good citizens. Therefore, we are committed to fulfilling our legal obligation regarding utilization of copyright-protected works.

The United States Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on October 28, 1998. The Act provides legal protection from liability for copyright infringement to online service providers who comply with the provisions of the Act. Institutions of Higher Education are considered, within the context of the Act, to qualify as online service providers, and are therefore protected by this Act. Hampden-Sydney College has filed the proper forms with the U.S. Copyright Office to receive immunity under the Act.

Upon discovery of Copyright infringements on this site, the copyright holder must submit a signed notice of infringement to the institution, identifying the copyrighted material. The copyright holder must provide contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address) and a statement that the infringing material is being used without consent. Upon a receipt of proper notification of copyright infringement, the designated Copyright Agent will take action as outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

The copyright owner should submit copyright infringement documentation to:

Copyright Agent
P.O. Box 37
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6373
copyright-agent@hsc.edu