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DMCA Response Policy

Infomation Technology Department

Claims of Copyright Infringement and RIAA Pre-Litigation Letters

If Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) receives a copyright infringement letter for music, video, software or other digital media, the following steps will be followed, per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA):

First Offense

If the user admits to using the material(s) without permission, we will:

If the user denies copyright infringement, we will:

Second Offense

If the user admits to a second, separate offense, we will refer the student and details of the complaint to the Vice President of Student Affairs for appropriate disciplinary actions.

If the user denies copyright infringement, we will:

RIAA Pre-Litiagation Letters

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) may send a pre-litigation letter to a user suspected of copyright infringement. If MSSU receives a pre-litigation letter, we will:

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