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Copyright Complaints

The Designated Agent to receive and respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Frostburg State University's web site, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is Stephanie Cesnick, FSU Web Coordinator.

Send any such allegations to The Act requires the complainant to include specific information and elements in a complaint.


Stephanie Cesnick
Frostburg State University
Pullen Hall 102
Frostburg, MD 21532

Telephone: 301/687-3116
Fax: 301/687-4098

Information to Include in a Complaint

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and must include the following elements:

  • a physical or electronic signature;
  • identification of the infringed work;
  • identification of the infringed material;
  • contact information for the complainant, e.g. address, telephone number, electronic mail address;
  • a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner or the law; and
  • a statement that the information contained in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.