Copyright

Copyright Infringements

The Designated Agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Syracuse University websites, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is Christopher Croad, Director of Information Security for Information and Technology Services. Send any such allegations to ccroad@syr.edu.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and must include the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature
  • Identification of the infringed work
  • Identification of the infringed material
  • Contact information for the complainant, e.g. address, telephone number, email address
  • 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 or the law
  • A statement that the information contained in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

Agent Contact Information:

Christopher Croad
Director of Information Security
Syracuse University
Information Technology and Services
Machinery Hall 218
Syracuse, NY 13244
ccroad@syr.edu

For more information on United States Copyright Laws, see the US Copyright Office.


Using Copyrighted Works

Syracuse University’s faculty, students, and staff produce, distribute, and share a wide range of works in a variety of media. Members of the University community also use others’ works while pursuing research, curricular, and scholarly goals. As a result, everyone at Syracuse University has a stake in a copyright system that efficiently balances a copyright owner’s exclusive rights with the public’s ability to use those same works.

Learn more about using copyrighted materials for scholarly purposes.


Intellectual Property

Since its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has built a national reputation for academic and athletic excellence. Apparel and other items bearing the marks of Syracuse University are in great demand because of the ever growing popularity of Syracuse University and New York’s College Team. The licensing program was developed to protect, promote, and support Syracuse University. It also insures that the Syracuse University trademarks are used only on quality products printed with appropriate graphics so that the image conveyed protects the name, brand, and reputation of the University.

Learn more about Syracuse University trademarks.