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Copyright Infringement

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties.

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Designated Agent

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, respects copyright, and reminds the Urbana University Community that they are responsible for complying with the applicable copyright law. Any copyright holder claiming a copyright infringement has occurred should contact our designated agent.

Urbana University’s designated agent for notices of copyright infringement is: 

Patrick Bennett
Franklin University 
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH  43215
614-947-6836
patrick.bennett@franklin.edu

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