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Copyright & DMCA Policies

It is the intent of Centralia College that faculty, students, and staff will be aware of, and comply with, relevant copyright laws, including Fair Use Guidelines.

Centralia College Copyright Policies

Centralia College Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy

The Centralia College Web site and network are provided to support the College's teaching and learning mission. Under the DMCA, Centralia College as an Internet Service Provider is protected from liability for the actions of the College's network users as long as the College does not have actual knowledge of or have reason to know about infringement, the College does not benefit financially from the infringement, the College, upon notice of an infringement, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable, the material that is claimed to be infringing, an agent is designated with contact information on the College's Web site, and repeat infringers' rights to use of the network are terminated.

If you as a copyright holder believe your copyright has been violated via the Centralia College network, send a notification to the College's Registered Agent:

VP, Human Resources & Legal Affairs
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531

U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 512(c)(3)(A), requires that your Notification of Claimed Infringement include the following:
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • 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 service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has 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.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The College will promptly acknowledge receipt of notification of claimed infringement, and remove or disable access to, that is, "take-down," the contested material from the network, pending resolution of the claim.

Policies at Centralia College


VP, HR & Legal Affairs
Coordinator of Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504 and ADA
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia WA 98531