Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement
The University of Pennsylvania does not condone or tolerate the unauthorized
copying of licensed computer software or digital media by staff, faculty, or students. The University
shall adhere to its contractual responsibilities and shall comply with all copyright
laws, and expects all members of the University community to do so as well.
Members of the University
community who violate this policy may be subject to discipline through standard
University procedures. An individual or University department engaged in the
unlawful copying or use of software may also face civil suit, criminal charges,
and/or penalties and fines. Subject to the facts and circumstances of each case,
such individuals or departments shall be solely responsible for their defense
and any resulting liability.
If you have questions about this policy, please contact John Lupton (Sr. Information Security Specialist), at (215) 898-2172
Penn has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement
in the upenn.edu domain. If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed
on a Penn site, please notify our copyright agent:
University Information Security Officer/Copyright Agent
University of Pennsylvania
US Mail: 3401 Walnut Street Suite 230A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
In notifying us of the
alleged copyright infringement, please be sure to include the following information:
- A description of the
copyrighted work that is the subject of the claimed infringement (if multiple
works are being infringed at a single site, a representative list of such
works at that site is adequate);
- A description of the
infringing material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the
- Contact information
for you, including your address, telephone number and/or email address;
- A statement by you that
you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained
of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you,
signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification
is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that
are claimed to be infringed; and
- A physical or electronic
signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf.
Failure to include all
of the above-listed information may result in a delay of the processing of your
complaint. Penn will comply with requirements of the Digital Millenium Copyright
Act. Consistent with the DMCA, and in accordance with Penn's acceptable use
policy, the University reserves the right to terminate system access of users
who repeatedly infringe on the rights of copyright owners.
For more information about
University of Pennsylvania's acceptable use policy, click here.
For more information on
U.S Copyright law, click here.
Last updated: Monday, December 8, 2014