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UCR Announces New DMCA Notification and Remediation Process

Detection of P2P Traffic

  • A new UCR tool will monitor the network and attempt to identify P2P traffic. If this traffic is encountered, an email notification will be sent.
    • Please note, no effort is made by UCR to determine the destination of the traffic nor the content, so UC policies relating to privacy and confidentiality are not violated.
  • The most common response received when students are notified is, "I had no idea..." If students are unaware that P2P traffic exists on their computer, the disable page will assist with removing the file sharing software.
  • Students who are interested in legally playing digital music and video on their computers should visit UCR's Legal2Share web site.

DMCA Self-Remediation

In order to address the increasing number of DMCA violations a self-remediation process was developed.

  • First DMCA Offense
    Consequence: Students wireless access will be temporarily disabled.
    When attempting to connect to the wireless network the student will be redirected to a DMCA notification webpage where they are asked to remove all file sharing software and illegally obtained copyrighted material. In addition, the student must agree to all terms and conditions as noted on the webpage in order to regain wireless access.
  • Second DMCA Offense
    Consequence: Students wireless access will be permanently disabled for the remainder of the academic year.
    When attempting to connect to the wireless network the student will be redirected to a DMCA notification webpage and must contact the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Office.

Important Cyber Issues - Most Recent Email

October 2011

Dear UCR Students,

As classes once again begin and your use of the campus network and the Internet increases, it is extremely important to understand the personal risks involved with online illegal file sharing. Students must be aware of these risks not only because of the possibility of campus disciplinary action, but also to protect against criminal prosecution and the initiation of civil litigation by copyright holders.

Although trading of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet has become commonplace using various file-sharing programs, it is NOT LEGAL to do so. Please visit the following web site to view the video about file sharing myths (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQX62I5LXkU&NR=1). Indeed, most material (music, movies, software, and games) is copyrighted and obtaining or offering such material in violation of U.S. copyright law. As a result, illegal file sharing may be punishable with civil and criminal penalties, including prison time and monetary damages. When copyright holders resort to legal actions, there is little the University can do to protect copyright infringers.

In compliance with the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the University’s guidelines for compliance, UCR expeditiously takes action when notified of potential DMCA violations from computers located on the campus network. All of these incidents are referred to various campus officials and appropriate actions are taken to stop unauthorized downloading or distribution of copyrighted materials. In some cases, the university may also take disciplinary actions and/or access to the campus network may be terminated.

During the past several years, UCR has partnered with various UC campuses in an effort to provide students with new file sharing options. There are a number of “free to use” legal music services that are available to virtually everyone (two examples include http://pandora.com and http://spotify.com, and both have huge libraries of high quality recordings). Please visit UCR's Legal2Share site (http://cnc.ucr.edu/legal2share) for additional information about these and other legal music downloading options. Please also visit the campus’ Student Guide to the Net (http://cnc.ucr.edu/studentguide) for information on using the campus network in a safe and secure fashion.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. If you have any questions about these issues or seek additional information, please visit UCR’s DMCA web site at http://dmca.ucr.edu/ or contact Larry McGrath, Senior Director for Technology Operations (larry.mcgrath@ucr.edu).

Charles Rowley
Associate Vice Chancellor & CIO, University of California, Riverside

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices

Although trading of copyrighted music, movies, games and software over the Internet has become commonplace using various file-sharing programs, IT IS NOT LEGAL TO DO SO. Most material is copyrighted and obtaining or offering such material in violation of the U.S. copyright law may be punishable with civil and criminal penalties, including prison time and monetary damages. When copyright holders resort to legal actions, there is little the University can do to protect copyright infringers.

In compliance with the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the University’s guidelines for compliance, UCR expeditiously takes action when notified of potential DMCA violations from computers located on the campus network. All of these incidents are referred to various campus officials and appropriate actions are taken to stop unauthorized downloading or distribution of copyrighted materials. In some cases, the university may also take disciplinary actions and/or access to the campus network may be terminated.

During the past several years, UCR has partnered with various UC campuses in an effort to provide students with new file sharing options. Please visit UCR's Legal2Share site for more information about legal music downloading options.

Phishing

Phishing e-mails are becoming increasingly sophisticated and are appearing more authentic and real. Never provide your password or other personal information via e-mail. UCR staff will never ask you for your password! When these e-mails are replied to, the phisher will gain access to your email account and other university resources (e.g. iLearn, GROWL).
Remember, never reply to these e-mails, it is best to simply delete them. Replying to one of these messages, even without providing the requested information should not be done because you will at the very least be letting the sender know your address is valid and worth another try. Once we (C&C) know about a particular message from a particular address our automated systems will disable the account of anyone sending a reply to the phisher’s email address.

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E-mail: dmca@ucr.edu

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