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-Disclose personally identifiable information, such as your full name, email, address, telephone number or street address.
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OUR USE OF YOUR DATA
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FILING A COPYRIGHT COMPLAINT
If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent thereof, and you wish to file a notice of infringement with Scot Scoop News, then you may submit a notice by providing the following information to the site editor:
1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
2. 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 the service provider to locate the material (or in the case of references or links that are claimed to have infringing material or activity, identification of the reference or link, to material or activity claiming to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate that reference or link);
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider 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;
4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
5. A statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate, and statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right this is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
6. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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