Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
If you believe that material available on our sites, including those hosted at WordPress.com, 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. Learn more about our process HERE.
Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to sites hosted on third party servers that are using the self-hosted WordPress.org software. Please refer to THIS PAGE for more information on the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
WordPress.com is a publishing platform where bloggers 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 asLUMENDATABASE.ORG. A note will also be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright holder who submitted the take down 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.