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Information on UCLA's program to combat unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials

The University of California is committed to upholding U.S. copyright law. As an Online Service Provider under the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the University does not monitor its networks for the purpose of discovering illegal activity. However, the University pursues a set of ongoing initiatives to ensure that copyright, particularly as it applies to digital assets, is respected within the University community. This page acts as a quick reference guide to these initiatives at the University of California, Los Angeles campus.

Overview Documents

  • The P2P provisions of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 require universities to develop and implement "written plans to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material by users of the institution’s network without unduly interfering with the educational and research use of the network." The UCLA Plan for Combating Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials satisfies this HEOA requirement.
  • The underlying philosophical basis for UCLA's student life approach is explored in testimony given before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property in 2004 and 2007.