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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University
Information Technology Services

Copyright Complaints

Designated Agent

The Designated Agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on the Washington and Lee University web site, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is:

Dean Tallman, Information Security Officer
Information Technology Services
Washington and Lee University
Tucker Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

phone: (540) 458-8089
fax: (540) 458-8479


Quoted with permission of Cornell University

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

  1. a physical or electronic signature;
  2. identification of the infringed work;
  3. identification of the infringed material;
  4. contact information for the complianant, e.g. address, telephone number, electronic mail address;
  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 or the law;
  6. and 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.