DMCA Procedure

DMCA Procedures for Residential Networks (Resnet) and Michigan Tech Wireless Networks

A DMCA violation relating to the Michigan Tech Residential Network (Resnet) and Michigan Tech Wireless Network will result in in the following disciplinary actions.

All Offenses

  • IT will forward a copy of the DMCA notice to you.
  • IT copies the notice to the Office of Academic and Community Conduct. This will be placed in your student conduct file with their office.
  • Consequences of repeat offenses may include conduct probation as determined by the Office of Academic and Community Conduct. Conduct probation may affect your ability to participate in co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities (e.g., Co-Op, Internship, Study Aboard, some financial aid scholarships). Furthermore, student conduct files may be subject to employment background checks upon release with your permission.

The University does not monitor connections solely based on content; however, once a connection leaves campus other organizations such as the MPAA and RIAA may be monitoring for illegal content , and have been known to file DMCA notices, as well as take legal action.

We strongly encourage you to use alternative legal methods to obtain copyrighted material.

DMCA Procedures for Michigan Tech Academic or Administrative Networks

When a notice comes into Michigan Tech that a DMCA violation has occurred within Michigan Tech's academic or administrative network, an investigation is conducted to determine the identity of the offender.

  • If the offender is identified as being a student, that student will be referred to the Office of Academic and Community Conduct.
  • If the offender is identified as being a staff or faculty member, that individual will be referred to the Human Resources Department for disciplinary action.

Once again, we strongly encourage you to use alternative legal methods to obtain copyrighted material.