If you believe that material available on our website, infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by submitting a DMCA notice. After we receive a valid and complete notice, we will investigate, remove the material, and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material, via e-mail.
We are a publishing platform where users often use copyrighted materials in commentary, journalism, or transform the materials into something original. As such, before submitting a report notice, it is important to consider whether the material used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether content located on our website infringes on your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third-parties such as Lumen. A note will also be placed on the website in question detailing the name of the copyright owner who submitted the takedown notice. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.
Please follow these steps to file a notice:
- Verify that the content in question is hosted by us. If not, please contact the appropriate web host with complaints.
- Contact the author directly. Go to the content in question and leave a comment with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the author.
- Send your complaint to our designated agent via the form below, if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the author.
As required by the DMCA, we have the policy to terminate users or content that we consider being repeated infringers. Although we will not share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy, we believe that it strikes the right balance: it protects the rights of copyright owners and protects legitimate users from wrongful termination.
Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or our website.