The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, is a federal law that makes it a crime to disseminate, without authorization, copyrighted works on the Internet. It also makes it a crime to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. Digital Rights Management, or DRM, is one such measure that is covered by this law.
Oregon State University takes a strong stand against violations of the DMCA. If you utilize the network to share music, videos and movies without permission, your access to the network may be terminated permanently. You would also be responsible to pay any fines or court fees associated with a violation of the DMCA. More information on the DMCA can be found in the links section of this website under Additional Information.