Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement

Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Pub. L. 105-304, Purdue University has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement in the domain. If you believe your work is being infringed, please notify our designated agent:

Donna L. Ferullo (Interim DMCA Agent)
Director, University Copyright Office
U.S. Mail:
Purdue University Libraries, UCO
504 Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

The DMCA requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  3. A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit Purdue to locate the material;
  4. Your contact information, including your mailing address, telephone number, and email;
  5. 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, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in a delay of the processing of your complaint. Purdue will comply with the requirements of the DMCA, and in accordance with Purdue's acceptable use policy, the University reserves the right to terminate system access of users who repeatedly infringe on the rights of copyright owners.

Here's more information about the U.S. Copyright law.

Purdue University shall comply with U.S. Copyright law and expects all members of the University community to do so as well.

  • Purdue Executive Memorandum B-53, Use of Copyrighted Materials for Educational and Research Purposes.
  • Purdue University IT Resource Acceptable Use Policy

Members of the University community who violate these policies may be subject to discipline through standard University procedures. In addition, any individual or department engaging in infringing activities may be subject to civil suit, criminal charges, and/or penalties and fines. Subject to the facts and circumstances of each case, such individuals or departments shall be solely responsible for their defense and any resulting liability.

University Copyright Office

It is the responsibility of all members of the Purdue University community to make a good faith determination that their use of copyrighted materials complies with the United States Copyright Law and the Purdue University Copyright Policy.

For further information about copyright or to set up an appointment, please contact the office at 765-496-3864 or Donna Ferullo, Director, at The Office is located in Stewart Center, Room 267B.