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Copyright: HEO Act 4137 Notification

Sharing of copyrighted materials (including music, movies, and software) is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Using the UB network for illegal downloading or sharing of copyright protected materials is in direct violation of both the UB IT Policy (http://policy.business.buffalo.edu/Pages/CIT2.aspx) and the DMCA.
 
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137) requires the University to inform the UB community of the consequences of using UB's network for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material(s). Those who have violated copyright law are required to complete a comprehensive online copyright course. Subsequent violations may involve disciplinary action.
 
To protect yourself and our university from violating UB IT policy and federal law, please only download material from legitimate media sites that have legal agreements to sell music, software and movies. A list of legal alternatives is available at http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/LegalDownloading/33381
 
For more information regarding copyright policy, please refer to the following sites:
*            UB IT Policies: http://itpolicies.buffalo.edu/dmca/
*            US Copyright Law: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/
*            US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
*            Legal Alternatives: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/Browse/LegalDownloading/33381
 
Thank you for your adherence to UB IT policy and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.