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Individual users are permitted to download personal copies of the current or archived American Life In Poetry columns and the poems reproduced in each column. In addition, school teachers and college and university instructors and professors are permitted to download and make copies of the current or archive American Life In Poetry columns and the poems reproduced in each column solely for classroom use. All copyright and trademark notices accompanying any such column or poem must be retained and reproduced in all such copies made by individual users and educators.
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The Project avails itself of the protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We reserve the right to remove any content or links that allegedly infringe another person's copyright. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to our Designated Agent:
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To be effective, the notification must be a written communication to the Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
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Removal of Poems / Destruction of Copies
In the event that the Project elects to remove a poem previously published on the Website, a notice of such removal may be posted on the Website with a request that users of the Website destroy any copies of a poem so identified that a user may have made. You agree to destroy or erase any such copy, if the Project requests that you do so.
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