The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a digital rights management (DRM) law enacted October 28, 1998 by then-President Bill Clinton. The intent behind DMCA was to create an updated version of copyright laws to deal with the special challenges of regulating digital material.
Most copyrighted material is illegally downloaded using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sharing applications and web sites (BitTorrent, Yify, Pirate Bay to name a few). OMU Internet customers who use a P2P service are at risk of downloading copyrighted material, viruses, pornography, and sharing files from their own devices. Today, you DO NOT have the right to download or share copyrighted material without the copyright owner’s express permission. If you do so, you may face serious penalties under the law and OMU policy.
While OMU does not does not actively search for instances of copyrighted infringement, we must respond to complaints of illegal activity on the OMU network. If OMU receives a complaint that copyrighted material is being distributed from a computer that our records indicate is registered to your username, by law, OMU is required to take action to stop customer copyright infringement or is libal for the infringement.