Take Down Notices

FIU Libraries Take Down Notice

The FIU University Libraries and/or Museums work to ensure all appropriate rights have been cleared for materials housed in their online collections. These materials are made accessible for educational and research purposes and the appropriate efforts are made to adhere to all known copyright and rights of privacy, publicity, or trademark of material.

The FIU University Libraries and/or Museums make digital versions of collections accessible in the following situations:
  • They are in the public domain
  • The rights are owned by Florida International University
  • Florida International University has permission to make them accessible
  • We make them accessible for education and research purposes as a legal fair use, or
  • There are no known restrictions on use.
FIU Libraries will not remove materials from digital collections without compelling legal or ethical reasons.
Withdrawals from digital collections may require review by the University’s general counsel.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 provides an Online Service Provider (OSP) or carrier of digital information with protection from copyright liability resulting from use of the OSP’s system. However, in order to have the benefits of the law, the OSP or carrier must act expeditiously to remove or disable access to infringing material as identified in a formal notice by a copyright holder, and must comply with further detailed requirements in the Copyright Act.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

Request Details

If you have questions/concerns or wish to contest the use of a specific work you may contact us at dcc@fiu.edu or:

University Libraries - Digital Collections Center
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami FL, 33199

With all requests please include the following information:
  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the University’s Designated Agent 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
For more information about Florida International University’s DMCA Compliance Policy please view the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy.