Copyright and Website Policies

  • Website Policies

    Except as noted, the information below applies to official University of Virginia (UVA) websites, which are defined as the official webpages of University schools (including the websites of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (Darden), departments, divisions and other units. You may also find within the University of Virginia domain - signified by the address "" or within the range of Internet protocol addresses assigned to the University of Virginia - websites over which the University has no editorial responsibility or control. Such sites include, but are not limited to, the Web pages of individual faculty members or students and the Web pages of student organizations and other organizations not formally a part of the University. Although the University encourages compliance with all University policies and practices at such websites, the University serves only as a neutral provider of Internet-related services to them. The University recommends that you seek information from the persons responsible for those sites directly to ensure that you know under what policies and practices they operate.

    UVA Copyright/Disclaimer Statement

    All text, images, logos and information contained on official University of Virginia websites are the intellectual property of The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia unless otherwise registered and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810. Copyright gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display or license a given work. Whether or not a website includes a statement about copyright, the U.S. Copyright Act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission. It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on websites with University of Virginia domain addresses to ensure that such material does not violate other parties' proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable University policy. UVA reserves the right to delete or make inaccessible files that contain material that is in violation of law or of applicable UVA policy. UVA is not responsible for any errors in the material provided on the Web and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found on official UVA websites or on any other sites with University of Virginia domain addresses.

    The design, pictures and logos used on Darden sites directly managed by Darden may not be copied and used or posted by any other person or entity, including other units/offices at the University of Virginia. This includes, but is not limited to, the Darden home page, all secondary webpages, news pages and maps. Links may be directed to these pages, but images, logos and maps may not be copied and/or posted for any reason.

    Links to Other Sites

    Provision of links from official University of Virginia websites to sites located outside of the University of Virginia domain does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information or product offered through the linked sites.

    Respect for Copyrights Including Digital Materials and Software

    It is the policy of the University to respect the copyright protections given by federal law to owners of intellectual property, including digital materials and software. It is against University policy for faculty, staff or students to use University equipment or services to access, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, or make available to others, any copyright-protected materials, including digital materials and software, except as permitted under copyright law (especially with respect to "fair use") or specific license.

    The software provided through the University for use by faculty, staff and students may be used only on computing equipment as specified in the various software licenses.

    The University regards violation of this policy as a serious matter, and any such violation is without its consent and is subject to disciplinary action. Repeated violations will result in loss of computing privileges, among other sanctions.

    Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University has designated the following person to receive notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of digital materials and software copyright:

    Claimed Copyright Infringement 
    University of Virginia 
    PO Box 400898 
    2400 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 

    Telephone: +1-434-982-2249 
    Facsimile: +1-434-243-9197