Take-Down Policy: Addressing Copyright Concerns

The University Library makes every effort to ensure that it has appropriate rights to ingest and provide access to content. In those cases where the rights are unclear (e.g,. when we encounter copyright information that, relative to the work in hand, is ambiguous or contradictory), we archive but do not provide access to the work. Where possible, the University Library secures rights to use works that are in copyright. Parties who have questions or who wish to contest the use of specific works may contact University Library Information Technology Administration. or

University of Michigan Library Administration
818 Hatcher South
University Library
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205

With all such communications, please include:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner. NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Library to locate the material. Providing URLs in your communication is the best way to help us locate content quickly.

The University Library will respond to all correspondence within one business day. If the Library is not able to determine, within one business day, that the Library is permitted to use the work(s) in question, the Library will cease providing access to the work until or unless it can determine that such uses are permitted. Depending on these determinations, the Library may restrict access to the work(s) in question or remove them from its systems. Removing the work(s) in question will result in the Library ceasing to provide long-term preservation resources to the digitized content. The Library may work with the University of Michigan's Office of the General Counsel to make determinations about appropriate use. Parties who wish to contest the Library's uses of specific works may, at their discretion, issue a DMCA take-down notice to the University's DMCA compliance officer. For further information on the University of Michigan's DMCA compliance process, please see: http://www.itd.umich.edu/itua/copyright.php.

Last updated: June 6, 2008

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