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Infringement Notice, DMCA Takedown Request

When considering to make a formal complaint and request for resolution or a formal DMCA takedown request please consider the following points that may effect your eligibility to make a formal DMCA takedown request. Note that an infringement notice or complaint will be entertained by any legitimate copyright holder, even if the usage is deemed fair. We are always happy to work with content producers to limit their use of content or provide alternate attribution than what we have currently in place for any given content producer.

We would like you to note this website is operated on a not-for-profit basis.  We accept post submissions at no charge from the general public. We make reasonable efforts to ensure posts all provide appropriate attribution and where appropriate a link back to the source site and/or article.

We do not claim copyright to the materials on our site and they remain the property of their respective creators and authors.

You are welcome to use our alternate complaint and dispute resolution, which does not take away your right to make a formal DMCA Takedown request at a later date. It will however provide you the opportunity to communicate with us in good faith in the first instance to understand how we can continue to benefit each other through the shared use of our resources and capabilities. Our interest is in providing our visitors a varied and substantive collection of news and commentary as it relates to Russia. Providing this information from as varied a number of sources as possible we believe helps our readers in being in the best position to form their own opinion on current affairs as they relate to Russia.

It is our solemn opinion that we do indeed drive traffic and valuable visibility to the publications and information sources that we syndicate. We always do our best to ensure sources are appropriately credited.

If you would like to continue to see your content shared with proper attribution, however feel we need to do a better job of crediting your work and would like to see more limited use of your content or other similar matters then please consider dispute resolution as opposed to making a formal infringement notice and request and DMCA take-down request.

To do so simply fill in the form further below on this page. If you would like to proceed with a takedown, review the content in the ‘DMCA Takedown’ tab.

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov) and other applicable intellectual property laws.

Our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating an entire source of news (by way of eliminating the RSS feed or other source of new from that submitter or publisher), and/or terminating the account of the user submitting the article or uploading the image referenced in your complaint.

If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification. 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 via LumenDatabase or other.

Infringement Notification

To file a notice of infringement with us, you may use the form that we linked to below. Use the formal complaint form below if you seek a resolution other than complete take-down.

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.

At the very least consider what is available here, here and here.


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