Disclaimer for MyGateway uploaded documents that may be copyrighted


If after having consulted the available information regarding United States copyright law you have determined, as best you can, that you may legally upload a copyrighted document to MyGateway, please follow these steps:

Ensure that only students in the course can access the materials.

Using the instructor's MyGateway Control Panel create a folder entitled "Copyright Documents" where documents will be located.

In the "Text" box below the title of the created folder, copy and paste the following text:

The documents in this folder have been uploaded solely for the use of students in this specific course and may not be further copied or disseminated without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

The authority for placing this information is based on the instructor's good faith understanding of relevant copyright law as described and discussed by the United States Copyright Office ( as well as the University of Missouri Division of Information Technology's "Rules and Resources for Online Intellectual Property" (

Should any of these documents be perceived to inadvertently violate United States copyright law or University of Missouri rules and regulations, you may report that to the University of Missouri Agent for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ( who will proceed appropriately to resolve the issue.