Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) amends federal copyright law to provide
certain liability protections for online service providers (OSPs), including the
University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA), when their computer systems or
networks carry materials that violate (infringe) copyright law. To qualify for
liability protection, the university is required to have a policy under which
the computer accounts of users will be terminated if they repeatedly infringe
the copyrighted works of others.