DMCA Procedure

DMCA Procedures for Residential Networks (Resnet) and Michigan Tech Wireless Networks (Rovernet)

Telecommunications ClosetA DMCA violation relating to the Michigan Tech Residential Network (Resnet) and Michigan Tech Wireless Network (Rovernet) will result in in the following disciplinary actions.

When a notice comes into Michigan Tech that a DMCA violation has occurred, the offender's Resnet and/or Rovernet connection will be immediately suspended.

There are several steps that the offender must then follow before these connections will be restored. Persons with questions should contact 906-487-1754.

First Offense

  • Complete the on-line quiz on Blackboard. This quiz will be listed under the DMCA section.
  • Pay a $100 DMCA administrative fine for a first offense.

it is only after both of these conditions have been met, that the offender's Resnet and Rovernet connections will be restored.

Second Offense

  • Second offenses are handled by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Penalties for a repeat offender includes loss of network access for a full semester and a $200 DMCA administrative fee.

Third Offense

  • Third offenses handled by the Dean of Students Office.
  • Penalties for a repeat offender includes the possibility of expulsion

The University does not monitor connections solely based on content; however, once a connection leaves campus other organizations such as the MPAA and RIAA may be monitoring for illegal content , and have been known to file DMCA notices, as well as take legal action.

We strongly encourage you to use alternative legal methods to obtain copyrighted material.

DMCA Procedures for Michigan Tech Academic or Administrative Networks

When a notice comes into Michigan Tech that a DMCA violation has occurred within Michigan Tech's academic or administrative network, an investigation is conducted to determine the identity of the offender.

  • If the offender is identified as being a student, that student will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for disciplinary action. Additional consequences may be levied in accordance with the academic department's policies.

  • If the offender is identified as being a staff or faculty member, that individual will be referred to the Human Resources Department for disciplinary action.

Once again, we strongly encourage you to use alternative legal methods to obtain copyrighted material.