Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringement

DMCA Agent

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Pub. L. 105-304, Purdue University Calumet has designated an agent to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement in the domain. If you believe your work is being infringed, please notify our designated agent:

James Pardonek
Assistant Director for Information Security and Assurance
U.S. Mail:
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th St., Lawshe Hall, Rm. 356A
Hammond, IN 46323

The DMCA requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  3. A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit Purdue Calumet to locate the material;
  4. Your contact information, including your mailing address, telephone number and email;
  5. 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;
  6. 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.

Failure to include all of the above-listed information, may result in a delay of the processing of your complaint. Delays can also be caused by reporting the infringement claim to the wrong campus (i.e. Purdue West Lafayette). Purdue University Calumet will comply with the requirements of the DMCA, and in accordance with Purdue Calumet’s acceptable use policy, the University reserves the right to terminate system access of users who repeatedly infringe on the rights of copyright owners.

For more information about the U.S. Copyright law, click here.

Purdue University Calumet shall comply with U.S. Copyright law and expects all members of the University community to do so as well.

Members of the University community who violate these policies may be subject to discipline through standard University procedures. In addition, any individual or department engaging in infringing activities may be subject to civil suit, criminal charges and/or penalties and fines. Subject to the facts and circumstances of each case, such individuals or departments shall be solely responsible for their defense and any resulting liability.