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Copyright Infringement Notification

DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification Instructions

The Yosemite Community College District takes copyright infringement claims seriously and will immediately respond to valid infringement claims by removing infringing media posted by our users. When filing a claim, please remember that the Yosemite Community College District is an accredited educational institution. As such, our educators may use copyrighted materials online under educational exemptions provided by 17 United States Code ยง 110. Prior to filing an Infringement Notification, please verify that the usage of the media is not covered by this exemption.

 To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):

    • 1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
    • 2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
    • 3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of the complaint is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
    • 4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the YCCD or its agents to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
    • 5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
    • 6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
    • 7. Additionally, a statement that the the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized under the educational exemptions provided by 17 US Code § 110.

Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

     Yosemite Community College District
     Office of Information Technology
     Attention: Vice Chancellor of Information Technology
     P.O. Box 4065
     Modesto, California 95352

Please also note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.



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