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Use of Website Content

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Postings or Comments

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DISCLAIMERS

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Copyright Violations

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  1. Send an email notice to FOI to: [email protected]
  2. Include the following information in your email:
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    6. Include a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification of copyright infringement is accurate and that the Claimant is the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.