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Copyright in the Digital Age

Intellectual property is the lifeblood of a university, and all members of the university community should respect the work of others inside and outside the academy. It is the policy of the University of Hawaiʻi to comply with Copyright Laws in their entirety. For example, software may not be duplicated or installed except in strict accordance with applicable licensing agreements. And University servers and networks may not be used to house or distribute unauthorized software, music, video or other information content.

Because copyright compliance in the digital age is complex, especially in an educational institution, the following comprehensive resources are suggested for further information. Many of them have links to additional sites with more information.

United States Copyright Office -- Official site, including the law, summaries, and federal activities in progress

Copyright and Fair Use Resources -- Pointers to numerous useful resources, from the Stanford University Libraries

Crash Course in Copyright -- from the University of Texas System

Frequently Asked Legal Questions on Copyright and Distance Learning -- UNC Greensboro site with basic explanations and guidelines

Distance Education: Expanding the Classroom on the Internet -- from University Publishing, Washington State University

Notification of Claimed Infringement of Copyright

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998), notifications of claimed infringement using University of Hawaiʻi services should be filed with:

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Hawaiʻi
2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall 204
Honolulu, HI 96822
ATTN: David Lassner
Tel: 808-956-3501
Fax: 808-956-5025
Email: dmca-agent@hawaii.edu