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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
Teachers Notebook, LLC. ("Teacher's Notebook") has adopted the following policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with U.S. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf).

Copyrighted Materials
If a work (including images of characters contained in the work) is under copyright, you will need to obtain permission from the copyright owner in order to use any or all of the work in your product or service. Here are some helpful links to help you determine if a work is under copyright in the United States: “When U.S. Works Pass into the Public Domain” and “Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States”.

Certain works are not under copyright and can be used in a product or material for free and without permission. Such works include but are not limited to documents in the public domain, such as works that were published before 1923, and federal government documents.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringements
If you believe that material or a product residing on or accessible through the Teacher's Notebook website or services infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, you must send a notice of the alleged infringement to the Teacher's Notebook designated agent (“Designated Agent”) listed at the end of this policy. Your notice to the Designated Agent must include the following information:

      1. Identification, in sufficient detail, of the product or material being infringed upon. Please include information regarding the location of the infringing product or material so that Teacher's Notebook is capable of verifying its existence. For a listing on the Teacher's Notebook website, please provide the item number. For an allegation of a patent infringement, please provide a patent number;
      2. Contact information about the owner of the product or material being infringed upon;
      3. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the infringing product or material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      4. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information you are providing is accurate and that you are authorized to provide the notice on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner; and
      5. A physical or electronic signature.

Removal of Infringing Material
Teacher's Notebook may act expeditiously, in its sole discretion, to respond to a notice to its Designated Agent by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be infringing; and (2) removing and discontinuing any or all service to repeat offenders.

If Teacher's Notebook removes or disables access in response to a notice, Teacher's Notebook will make a good-faith attempt to contact the alleged infringing party so that they may make a counter-notice.

If you materially misrepresent that a product or material is infringing, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees). Contact an attorney for legal advice before contacting Teacher's Notebook.

Procedure to Supply a Copyright Counter-Notice
If you believe that your product or material that was removed or disabled is not infringing, you must send a counter-notice to the Designated Agent, pursuant to 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Do not re-list or reactivate the product or material yourself. Your counter-notice to the Designated Agent must include the following information:

      1. Identification, in sufficient detail, of the product or material that has been removed or disabled.
      2. Contact information about the owner of the product or material;
      3. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the product or material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the product or material;
      4. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information you are providing is accurate and that you are authorized to provide the notice; and
      5. A physical or electronic signature.

The removed or disabled product or material may be restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at Teacher's Notebook's discretion.

Please contact Teacher's Notebook's Designated Agent to submit notifications of claimed infringement and copyright counter-notices at legal@TeachersNotebook.com.