DMCA Disclaimer Policy

I do what I can to abide by the safe harbor provisions of 17 U.S.C. §512, otherwise known as Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Photos on this blog are either my own or from Pexels.com and Openverse, and thus free to use. All other material I quote, display, reference, or link to constitutes fair use as my blog is non-commercial. I feel I am allowed to display, link, and describe other content in the form of criticism, commentary, journalism, instruction, and analysis—but if you still think I should remove something, here is the best way to do it.

To contact me about a potential copyright infringement, I need a detailed, written explanation that includes at least the following:

  • Some kind of linked visual or documented proof that you are the owner, or their legal representative, of the allegedly infringement, and a statement that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date. To prevent spam (and due to technicalities and my limited coding know-how), my contact page does not allow uploads and attachments. You can upload to Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc (preferably to the hosting server where your company keeps its domain) and then send me the link to your proof identity and work ownership.
  • Identifying the material that you want removed. Providing URLs help me locate content quickly.
  • A valid email address to reply back to that does not come from Gmail, iCloud, or another free email service. Your email must come from your company’s domain server. I will associate anything from free email providers as spam—if you own a domain, you should have your email address reflecting that.
  • A reason explaining why how I use your content of is not fair use; not allowed to be re-published non-commercially, linked to, etc; and commented upon by the copyright owner, their representative, or the law. Simple disagreement, differences in politics or points-of-view, or because you’re transphobic won’t suffice.
  • You must submit your request as an email, and not as a blog comment.

Under Section 512(f) of the DCMA, if you knowingly lie about me infringing upon others’ work, you may be subject to liability for damages. In other words, DON’T MAKE FALSE CLAIMS!

General Copyright Statement (aka the TL;DR): Anything posted is due to the “fair use” doctrine of copyright law for non-commercial purposes, especially for me to express an opinion or critique; I don’t profit from this blog. However, if you can civically explain why material should be removed, I may look into altering or removing things. Explanations such as simple disagreement, that you don’t like what or how I published things, you don’t like the fact that I am trans (he/him), and other pedantries do not suffice enough merit for removal, altercation, etc.

Initially created October 3, 2021. Updated May 23, 2022, to include information about OpenVerse.