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DMCA Copyright Infringement Takedown Notification Policy

It is Academic Room's policy to respond to clear, legally valid notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the criteria established by Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") of 1998. In addition, we terminate without notice the accounts of users that we determine are repeat infringers based on a "three-strikes" policy.

DMCA Copyright Infringement Takedown Notification

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe that any content hosted on Academic Room (www.academicroom.com) infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing Academic Room's Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing or via email (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):

  • 1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • 2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Academic Room web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site with URL for each work.
  • 3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled. Include a direct link (URL) to each and every claim of infringement. We cannot action nonspecific claims based on keywords, search queries, title, name, or resemblance (physical or otherwise) to another document.
  • 4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Academic Room to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • 5. 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, its agent, or the law.
  • 6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Academic Room reserves the right to send copies of false, misleading, or malicious takedown notices to the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse and other DMCA watchdog groups for publication.

Send the written communication to the following address:
Academic Room, Inc.
Attn: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification Agent
184 Green Street, Suite 1
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
Fax: +1-800-526-1847
Email: abuse <at> academicroom.com

Attn: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification Agent

All requests must be signed in ink.

A DMCA Takedown Notice template is provided for your convenience.

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Attn: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification Agent

Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:

  • 1. I am [the exclusive rights holder | the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder] for [title of copyrighted material being infringed upon, along with any identifying material such as ISBNs, publication dates, etc -- or, if the material is a web page, the URL];
  • 2. These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s): [URLs of infringing material];
  • 3. I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder's agent, or the law;
  • 4. Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;
  • 5. I may be contacted by the following methods (include all): [physical address, telephone number, and email address];

I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible.
Thank you.

 

Best regards,
[Your Full Legal Name]
[Institutional Affiliation, if any]
[Postal Address]
[Phone]
[Email]

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