If you believe someone has infringed your copyright, the first step is to register your work. Although not required for copyright coverage, registration is required before filing a law suit and can affect the damages awarded in a successful suit.
Seek legal help:
For more details, see Stopping Copyright Infringement.
Report claims of infringement on MU systems to our designated agent.
Under U.S. law:
Penalties for civil copyright infringement may include either actual damages or statutory damages from $750 to $30,000 per work infringed. "Willful" infringement may carry a penalty of up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can also assess costs and attorneys' fees.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 for each offense.
"Violation of the Acceptable Use Policy may result in a denial of access to University information technology resources, and other appropriate disciplinary actions."
The Department of IT is MU's designated agent for handling complaints under the DMCA. If they receive a complaint of possible infringement, they must disable or block access to the copyrighted materials and contact the possible infringer. See their policy for addressing these issues.