Digital Copyright

The University of California ten-campus system provides its faculty, students, and staff with electronic resources to support and advance the University's missions of teaching, research, and public service and to conduct the University's business operations. The Departments of Student Affairs and Information Technology Services (ITS) in the UC Office of the President share a goal of promoting responsible management and use of these resources across the University system.

Issues surrounding copyright and digital works are of concern both within and beyond the University community. This is largely because of a significant increase over the last few years in the illegal downloading or hosting of copyrighted materials, particularly music and movies. Student Affairs and ITS have compiled the information on this Web site to make clear the University's position with respect to digital copyright and to provide the University community with access to resources that explain copyright law, clarify users' responsibilities, and encourage appropriate use of the Internet.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Archived Information