Copyright Compliance Policy
Mendeley respects the intellectual property rights of researchers, scientists, publishers and others and asks that you do too. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they are DMCA compliant and follow the guidelines detailed on this page. The Mendeley official designated to respond to allegations of copyright infringement at Mendeley, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is identified below, along with contact information. We reserve the right to delete or remove content for infringement on copyright.
Designated Agent Contact Information
White Bear Yard
144a Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1R 5DF
Phone: +44 (0)207 713 8486
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires the complainant to include certain information in a complaint, and providing that information in the initial contact may help speed resolution of the complaint.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act specifies that for an infringement notice to be effective, the notice must be a written communication provided to the abovementioned Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
1. The name, address, telephone number, and if available, e-mail address of the claiming party; 2. A description of the copyrighted work the party claims has been infringed; 3. A description of where the alleged infringing material is located; 4. A statement that the party has a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized; 5. An electronic or physical signature of the party; and 6. A statement by the party, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in their notice is accurate and that they are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Upon receiving notice of a claimed infringement, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the material and will notify the subscriber who posted it.
WE CAUTION YOU THAT IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE CONTENT IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER'S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.
Repeat Infringer Policy
We have a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. A repeat infringer includes any user who has made two or more postings of Content for which we receive a notice of infringement under this Copyright Compliance Policy. Each user agrees that if his or her account is terminated pursuant to this Copyright Compliance Policy, the user will not attempt to establish a new account under any name, real or assumed, and further agrees that if the user violates this restriction by opening a new account after being terminated pursuant to this Copyright Compliance Policy, the user shall indemnify and hold us harmless for any and all liability that we may incur therefor.
Sole Statement: This document is the sole statement of the Copyright Compliance Policy with respect to Mendeley Ltd., and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other statement or policy, in any form, including, without limitation, machine-generated, is valid.
This Copyright Compliance Policy was last updated on January 7, 2009.
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