The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 amended U.S. copyright law allowing service providers, such as The Evergreen State College (Evergreen), to limit its liability for information residing, at the direction of a user, on a system or network that the service provider controls. Evergreen in providing computers, storage, or network connection is a service provider. Any College employee, student, or guest in providing content is a user. Evergreen claims this limited liability and provides the following information.
Evergreen has an agent authorized to receive claims of copyright infringement, initiate takedown, receive counter-claims, and initiate restoration as appropriate. This agent informs users of this policy that terminates service for infringements. The college has registered this agent with the U.S. Copyright Office.
This agent is advertised through Evergreen's website. The college requires each web server and other information servers liable to copyright concerns to list on the "front page" a link or reference to the web page identifying the college's DMCA agent .