Content and Fair Use

This Web site is intended solely for scholarly research in order to advance understanding of education, economic, and scientific issues.

It may contain material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in order to advance understanding of education, economic, and scientific issues. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov) but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. It is also our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act, including by sending a copy of the notice to one or more third parties or making it available to the public. You can read more about infringement here: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/faq.cgi

IMPORTANT: Misrepresentations made in your notice regarding whether material or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case involving online content, a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Complainant’s Information

Please provide us with information about yourself.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company name
  • Full legal name of the copyright holder you represent (e.g., if you are a legal agent, etc.)
  • Contact email address
  • Country of residence:

Your Copyrighted Work

Description

Where can we see an authorized example of the work?:

Identify and describe the copyrighted work:

Allegedly Infringing Material

  • Please provide the URL(s) of the allegedly infringing material that you are asking us to remove. Original Source URL:
  • Identify each page that allegedly contains infringing material by providing its URL. Infringing URL:

Sworn Statements

[  ] I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

[  ] The information in this notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and annotate it (with your personal information removed).

Signature

Signed on this date of:

Signature:

Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical signature. Please note that your signature must exactly match the First and Last names that you specified earlier in this webform.

Please note that we will not process your complaint if it isn’t properly filled out or if the complaint is incomplete.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Contact Information

The Compass LLC
38 Pleasant Street
Topsham, ME 04086
E-mail: jay.collier@thecompass.com
Phone: (207) 956-0320

A summary of the DMCA is available at: http://www.copyright.gov/

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