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Copyright policy

Civic Scope respects the intellectual property of others and we require our users to do the same.

If you believe that material to which you hold copyright has been posted on Civic Scope without your permission, you have several courses of action to choose from:

You can remove the material yourself. Civic Scope is a wiki that allows users to edit content. Included in “editing” is the ability to remove entire entries or portions of entries. To edit a page, click on the "Edit This Page!" button on the top navigation.

You may informally request that copyright material that you own be taken down from the site. To make such a request, send an email to You must provide:

You may formally request that copyright material you own be taken down from the site. To do so:

You may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Copyright Agent as set forth below.

Civic Scope will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to Civic Scope’s Designated Agent. Contact Civic Scope’s Designated Agent as follows:

Designated Copyright Agent

Information pertaining to Civic Scope’s Designated Agent can also be found at:

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed upon, please submit written notification to Civic Scope’s Designated Agent as specified above and include the following:

Infringer policy:

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright office website at, and other applicable law, Civic Scope has adopted a policy of banning, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.  Civic Scope may also at its sole discretion limit access to any website hosted by Civic Scope and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe upon any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Counter Policy

A poster of allegedly infringing material may make a counter-notification pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA.  When Civic Scope receives a counter-notification, it may in its sole discretion reinstate the material in question.  To provide a counter-notification, please submit written notification to Civic Scope’s Designated Agent as specified above and include the following:

Important note

Facts cannot be copyrighted, only their expression. That is, you cannot claim a Civic Scope article infringes your copyright just because it happens to cite the same facts as a text or page that you wrote; you may only claim if the text in the article was copied from your work without permission.


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