The Designated Agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Middlebury College Web sites, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is Terry Simpkins, Director, Discovery & Access Services for Middlebury Library. Send any such allegations to


Terry Simpkins
Director, Discovery & Access Services
Davis Family Library 135A
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753
phone: 802.443.5045

The Digital Millenium 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.

For more information on United States Copyright Laws, see: The US Copyright Office

General Copyright Information

Unless otherwise noted, all text, database files and records, graphics, photographs, audio, video, and other multimedia materials published on Middlebury's Web sites are copyright © Middlebury College and may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed without permission of Middlebury College.

For information about using material from the Middlebury Library Special Collections responsibly, please see this page.

For more information please contact:

Terry Simpkins
Director, Discovery & Access Services
Davis Family Library 135A

Linking to Middlebury College's Web sites

Permission is not needed to link to pages on Middlebury College's web sites.

When referring to

  • documents (including PDF, powerpoint, word or other  formats)
  • database files or records
  • graphics
  • photographs
  • audio, video or other multimedia files

contained on Middlebury College's web sites from another web site, please link to the Middlebury College web page from which such individual files are linked, rather than directly to the file, image, or media file. Explicit permission of Middlebury College must be obtained to copy or link directly to such files.