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Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA)

Roane State Community College takes seriously the rights of copyright owners.  As an educational institution, we strive to stay within the fair use guidelines as set by copyright laws.  If anyone believes that Roane State is maintaining illegal copies of copyrighted material on any of its servers in order to make it available to others, please follow the instructions below.  According to the copyright laws, infringement does not occur by simply listing a link (URL) to a server outside the institution where copyrighted material may reside.  For a complete copy of the Act, please visit


For Roane State Community College to be on notice of the presence of infringing material, the DMCA states that notification must be provided to us with the following information:

  • identification of what is being infringed
  • where the infringements are located
  • who is complaining
  • how he or she may be contacted, including phone number, fax number and email address
  • a statement of good faith belief that the material is infringing
  • and a statement made under threat of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the complaint is authorized by the copyright holder
  • A signature of the copyright holder or an authorized representative

Initial correspondence may be sent via email to Tim Carroll, Assistant Vice President Information Technology.  A letter or fax containing this information and the signature of the copyright holder must be sent to:

Roane State Community College
ATTN: Tim Carroll, Assistant Vice President Information Technology
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 354-3000 x4560 VOICE
(865) 882-4690 FAX

Upon receipt of this information Roane State Community College will contact the user who is infringing on the copyright and inform them that they must remove or block access to the infringing material.

The user may respond with a counter-notice which includes:

  • a statement, that the user has a good faith belief that access to the material should not be removed or blocked due to a result of a mistake or misidentification
  • listing the user's contact information
  • and consenting to jurisdiction in federal court

Roane State Community College will give this counter-notice to the original complaining party, and allow access to the infringing material within 10-14 days unless we receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed over the material.

Roane State Community College’s Ethical and Responsible Use Policy is policy number GA-18-01.

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998