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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of removing copyrighted materials and terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our Website and Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement

Please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through our Website or Services by submitting a DMCA notice containing the following:

  • Identification of the work that is infringed (or a representative list of such works), e.g., titles of your copyrighted materials and URLs where they may be found;
  • Identification of material that is infringing and that you wish to have taken down or blocked. Provide information to allow us to locate the material, e.g., an URL to the offending page;
  • A statement that you have “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”;
  • 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.”;
  • Your contact information; full name, address, phone number and email; and

Your signature (assuming you are the copyright holder or you are authorized to act for the holder);

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℅ Open Reference Initiative

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Understanding Copyright Law

Before submitting a notice take note of the following:

  • The structure of OpenReference frameworks is similar to most other frameworks. Copyright law does not grant organizations or individuals copyrights to process framework structures. Similarly, common words and short phrases are not protected under copyright law.
  • OpenReference, Open Reference Wiki and are names used by the Open Reference Initiative. The Open Reference Initiative does not use other names or mimic names of proprietary references published by other organizations.