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Report Alleged Copyright Infringement

Kent State University has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement in the kent.edu domain. If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed on a Kent State University site, please notify our copyright agent:

Paul Albert, Executive Director
Information Services
Security and Access Management Office
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Email: copyright@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-4704
Fax: 330-672-9374

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

  • A description of the copyrighted work which 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 Kent State to locate the material; Contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and/or email address;
  • A statement by you stating that you, in good faith, believe 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.

Counter Notification of Replacement

Members of the University community who feel that they have been wrongfully accused of copyright violations do have specific legal protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If you believe that you have not engaged in copyright infringement, you may file a "counter notification" which will assert your innocence. If you are interested in filing a counter notification, please contact the University's copyright agent, Paul Albert.

A counter notification may be provided to Paul Albert, responding to the notification from the Complaining Party. A counter notification must be a written communication provided to Paul Albert that includes the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the User (subscriber).
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the User has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • The User's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the User consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the User's address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the University may be found and that the User will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in a delay of the processing of your complaint. The U.S. Copyright Office maintains a directory of service provider agents for notification of claims of infringement at http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/.

For more information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please visit http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/onlinesp/.


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Phone: 330-672-5566
Fax: 330-672-3253