DMCA Education and Communication Efforts at UCR
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is actively engaged
in activities aimed at ensuring the appropriate use of the campus network,
which includes addressing the issue of illegal file sharing and ensuring compliance
with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
UCR's efforts relating to the DMCA have three important components:
- Coordinated and cooperative campus efforts aimed at effectively responding
to DMCA related inquiries;
- A technical infrastructure that limits that amount of campus bandwidth
available for file sharing thus discouraging illegal use of Peer to Peer
(P2P) software; and
- Various communications / educational initiatives aimed at increasing
awareness of the DMCA legislation and its provisions.
UCR actively responds to DMCA inquiries and manages P2P traffic
on our data network. UCR plans to continue its communications / educational
efforts which will include the following initiatives:
- A comprehensive DMCA web site for campus students, staff, and faculty
(please visit http://dmca.ucr.edu/).
- Periodic links to this site on the UCR home page (please visit http://www.ucr.edu/).
The DMCA web site will be featured as a "Spotlight" site on
the UCR home page throughout the academic year.
- Periodic e-mail messages to all students with information on DMCA compliance
and the issues involved with illegal peer to peer file sharing.
Click here to read the May 2005 memo sent to all UCR
students concerning this issue.
Click here to read the January 2005 memo sent to all
UCR students concerning this issue.
to read the September 2003 memo sent to all UCR students, staff, and faculty
concerning this issue.
- Annual advertisements in the student newspaper containing information
on DMCA compliance and the issues involved with illegal peer to peer file
- Annual distribution of DMCA compliance information to residence halls
students during. The information distributed contains information from
the Background section of UCR's DMCA web site (please visit http://dmca.ucr.edu/index.php?content=background/index.html).
- Annual distribution of DMCA compliance information to academic departments,
student support offices, and student organizations offices.
- Placement of "posters" in all public microcomputer facilities
(these posters are in the computer labs throughout the academic year).
The aforementioned DMCA Background information will be utilized on the
These communications efforts are monitored throughout the year
to determine effectiveness (and updated / modified as required). The goal
of these efforts is to ensure that all campus constituents are fully aware
of the DMCA legislation and as a result, utilize campus resources appropriately.