Legal

Copyright for Public Submissions 

Aside from contributed stories on the Share Your Story section and contributed letters, all original creative content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license. Where there are exceptions, we will note them in the main body of a post.

If you chose to share your experience through our web site, we will only publish those items to which you explicitly agree in writing. We will communicate with you to confirm what you are comfortable sharing. These stories can be published pseudonymously, anonymously, or under your name. Note that we will not publish stories that include the names or any personally identifying information of any participants in the submitted entries (for example, perpetrators of assault or bystanders) without their written agreement.

If you chose to share a letter through our web site, unless the circumstances are unusual, we will require a Creative Commons license for them.

Intermediary Copyright Content and Takedown Policy

It is the policy of DartmouthChange to respond promptly to all notices of alleged copyright and trademark infringement.  DartmouthChange is not responsible for content on other websites that users might query or otherwise discover while using the DartmouthChange website. DartmouthChange will not publish submitted stories or letters that identify “participants” (for example, perpetrators of assault or bystanders) by name or by other reasonably identifying information without their explicit, written approval. If you have a concern about content submitted to DartmouthChange, please contact us at info (at) dartmouthchange.org so that we can work with you to address your concerns.

This policy describes the information that must be provided in notices alleging copyright infringement found on the DartmouthChange website.

In response to notices of alleged copyright infringement, DartmouthChange reserves the right to remove the content claimed to be a copyright infringement. If DartmouthChange removes or disables content in this way, we will attempt to contact the responsible user(s) and notify them of the decision to remove. DartmouthChange participants will have the opportunity to respond as detailed below.

To file a notice of an alleged copyright infringement with us, you are required to provide a written communication by email to info (at) dartmouthchange.org. Please be advised that you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney fees, if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing upon your copyright rights.

Copyright Claims

To file a notification of claimed copyright infringement, you will need to send a written communication to info (at) dartmouthchange.org that includes substantially all of the information listed below. (Please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) to confirm these requirements):

  1. An electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner (“authorized person”) of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
  3. 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 DartmouthChange to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of your written communication is the best way to help us locate the content quickly.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit DartmouthChange to contact the authorized person, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address.
  5. A statement that the authorized person has 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.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the authorized person is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Such written notification should be sent to our designated agent via email to info (at) dartmouthchange.org. Please be advised that you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney fees, if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing upon your copyright rights.

Counter-Notification Policy

When DartmouthChange receives a DMCA takedown notification of alleged copyright infringement, DartmouthChange will remove the material that is the subject of the notification. If DartmouthChange removes materials that you have requested to be uploaded onto the DartmouthChange website (for example, submitted letters), DartmouthChange will attempt to contact you about the situation.

If you believe your content was removed as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a Counter-Notification that includes substantially all of the information listed below.

  1. Your name, address, telephone number and electronic signature;
  2. Identification of the material and its location before removal;
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification; and
  4. A statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of claimed infringement.

Upon receipt of a Counter-Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above:

  1. Dartmouthchange.org shall promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter-Notification
  2. Dartmouthchange.org shall inform the Complaining Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days;
  3. Dartmouthchange.org shall replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the Counter-Notification, provided Dartmouthchange.org’s Designated Agent has not received notice from the Complaining Party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Dartmouthchange.org’s system.

Finally, Notices and Counter-Notices with respect to this website must meet all relevant statutory requirements in force at the time of their submission and imposed by relevant legislation.

Disclosure

Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of a DMCA legal notice (with your personal information removed) will be published on the DartmouthChange web site and submitted to the Chilling Effects clearinghouse.

 

Defamation and Takedown Policy

DartmouthChange will not publish submitted stories or letters that identify “participants” (for example, perpetrators of assault or bystanders) by name or by other reasonably identifying information without their explicit, written approval.