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Wheeling University expects all members of its community to comply with U.S. copyright laws and University policy. For more information concerning U.S. copyright laws, visit:

For information concerning Wheeling University copyright policies, visit: WU Copyright Policies

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

Wheeling University has designated an agent to receive all complaints regarding infringement of copyrights on the Wheeling University Web site under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

It is the policy of Wheeling University (WU) to respect the legitimate rights of copyright owners. WU expects all members of its community and users of any part of its information technology resources to comply with U.S. copyright laws. Violators may be subject to disciplinary action according to WU policy, including under appropriate circumstances, termination of authorization to use WU information technology resources.

In accordance with the Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (DMCA), WU has designated an agent to receive notification of any alleged copyright infringement. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, please notify our designated agent as specified below. Upon receiving notice of claimed infringement, WU will follow the procedures required by the DMCA. All claims will be forwarded to the appropriate web content manager within the WU community.

Please note: this agent has been designated to receive notice of copyright infringement and is not the correct person to answer requests for copyright permission. For more information, please see WU’s general copyright policy.


Required Notification Procedures for Copyright Owners

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include all of the following information:

A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

Identification of the copyrighted work, including a list and description of the work or works claimed to have been infringed;

A description of the allegedly infringing material including information reasonably sufficient to permit WU to locate the material;

Reasonably sufficient contact information for the complaining party, including mailing address, telephone number, and email;

A statement by the complaining party that it has a good faith belief that use of the material in the matter complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and,

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

WU Response Procedure

If WU’s designated agent is notified of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of a possible infringement, WU will respond by promptly removing, or disabling access to, the allegedly infringing material. WU will then proceed according to the requirements of the DMCA.

Privacy Policy

All employees of Wheeling University are responsible for protecting information from unintended or unauthorized disclosure to either internal or external sources. Furthermore, Wheeling University respects the information associated with the business practices of other institutions and organizations. Consequently, the acquisition or collection of information is also regulated and employees will be held to the same standards in obtaining another institution or organization’s information. For more details, visit: WU Privacy Policy