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In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Pub. L. 105-304, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring in the domain. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify our designated agent specified below.

Please note, this agent is for reporting of copyright infringement and is not the correct person to answer requests for copyright permission.

UMES Copyright/DMCA Agent

Joseph Smith

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Information Technology Department | Information Security
1 Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone:  (410)651-8324

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all infringement claims must be in writing.  For UMES to act on your notice, you must be authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed.  When informing UMES of an alleged copyright infringement, you should include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit UMES to locate the material;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner 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 the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

UMES may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all if you don not provide this information.

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