Public Citizen’s policy is to respond to notices of infringement of copyright and other intellectual property rights. We will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and take appropriate action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. 512, and other applicable intellectual property laws, including the termination of access by repeat infringers. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to our designated agent: Michael Kirkpatrick, Deputy General Counsel, Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. To be effective, the notification must be a clear written communication that includes the following: (a) a signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted, (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law, and (f) 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.
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