If you believe that material available on our site infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by providing a DMCA notice. Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove the material and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email.
Our site is a publishing platform where owners, writers and site users often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original of their own. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a WordPress.com site infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing. We have and will seek to collect those damages.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as ChillingEffects.org.
Please follow these steps to file a notice:
1. Contact us directly where the copywrited material is being used. Go to the post in question and leave a comment with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved quickly and easily.
2. Send your complaint to our designated agent via the form below, if the issue cannot be resolved with just a comment.
We believe that in striking the right balance of protecting the rights of copyright owners as well as protecting legitimate uses from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not acted upon.
You can send your complaint to our designated agent (we prefer email):
PO Box 2394
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Attn: General Counsel
Phone: (727) 692-7721
You must include the following:
•A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
•An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
•A description of the nature and exact location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit us to find and positively identify that material. For example we prefer a link to the specific post that contains the material and a description of which specific portion of the blog post – an image, a link, the text, etc. your complaint refers to;
•Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
•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; and
•A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.