Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed by Congress in 1998 in an attempt, among other things, to protect copyrighted materials from being distributed without permission over the Internet. The DMCA amends the Copyright Act to: 1) implement World Intellectual Property Organization treaties by granting protection to works from other member countries or created by nationals of other member countries, and 2) create new or expand existing language to address a number of copyright-related issues, including online copyright infringement (such as peer-to-peer file sharing), computer program copying in the course of maintaining or repairing the computer, the promotion of distance education programs through digital technologies, ephemeral digital recordings, and webcasting of recorded sounds over the Internet. For more detailed information, see

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), as amended ("DMCA"), an agent has been designated to receive notification of claimed copyright infringement for the following University of Wisconsin Colleges ("UW Colleges") domains: All such notifications relating to these domains (or you could say "website") must be submitted in a manner consistent with the DMCA to the following Designated Agent:

Service Provider: University of Wisconsin Colleges

Address of Designated Agent:
780 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715

Attention: Werner Gade, Chief Information Officer
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: (608) 263-3084
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: (608) 265-5770
E-mail Address of Designated Agent:

Elements of Notification

In notifying us of the alleged copyright infringement, please be sure to include the following information:

  • a description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of the claimed infringement (if multiple works are being infringed at a single site, a representative list of such works at that site is adequate);
  • a description of the infringing material and information sufficient to permit the UW Colleges to locate the material;
  • contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and/or email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and
  • a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf.

Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in a delay of the processing of your complaint. UW Colleges will terminate the online privileges of users who infringe the copyright of others.

Further Information

For more information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please see the U.S. Copyright Office website.