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DMCA and Pirating

‘Pirating’ in the DMCA context is obtaining and using copyrighted material without permission and/or a valid license. DMCA complaints are often triggered when the material is made available to others via filesharing software such as BitTorrent and LimeWire.

For more information:

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

DMCA overview page on UCLA’s website

University of Pennsylvania’s Acceptable Use Policy

U.S Copyright Law 

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