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+# RawGit DMCA Notice & Takedown Procedure
+
+RawGit abides by the federal [Digital Millennium Copyright Act
+(DMCA)](http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf) by responding to notices
+of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As
+part of our response, we may disable access to material that is claimed to be
+infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner
+of the GitHub account associated with the affected material so that they may
+make a counter notification.
+
+RawGit is a service that proxies requests to [GitHub](https://github.com/).
+RawGit does not control content hosted on GitHub and cannot remove content from
+GitHub that it does not own or control. If you are the copyright owner of
+content hosted on GitHub and you have not authorized the use of your content,
+please contact GitHub or the owner of the associated GitHub account directly to
+have the content removed.
+
+Before serving either a Notice of Infringing Material or a Counter-Notification,
+you may wish to contact a lawyer to better understand your rights and
+obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. The following notice
+requirements are intended to comply with RawGit's rights and obligations under
+the DMCA and, in particular, section 512(c), and do not constitute legal advice.
+
+## Notice of Infringing Material
+
+To file a notice of infringing material, please provide a notification
+containing the following details:
+
+1. Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to
+ be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a
+ representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any
+ registration or tracking number, URL);
+
+2. Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the
+ material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the URL
+ that contains the material);
+
+3. Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your
+ address, telephone number, email address);
+
+4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material
+ identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or
+ the law;
+
+5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the
+ notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the
+ owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
+
+6. Your physical or electronic signature.
+
+Then send this notice to:
+
+By Mail:
+
+DMCA Agent: Ryan Grove
+P.O. Box 4120 #15498
+Portland, OR 97208-4120
+
+By Email: `ryan@rawgit.com`
+
+## Counter-Notification
+
+If material that you have posted to GitHub and served via RawGit has been taken
+down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
+
+1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has
+ been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was
+ removed or disabled;
+
+2. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief
+ that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or
+ misidentification of the material in question;
+
+3. Your name, address and telephone number;
+
+4. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District
+ Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your
+ address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which RawGit may
+ be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who
+ submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as
+ generally described above;
+
+5. Your physical or electronic signature.
+
+Then send this notice to:
+
+By Mail:
+
+DMCA Agent: Ryan Grove
+P.O. Box 4120 #15498
+Portland, OR 97208-4120
+
+By Email: `ryan@rawgit.com`
+
+You may be able to find examples of counter-notifications at
+<http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf>. Please note, however, that
+this is no substitute for legal advice and you should obtain legal advice to
+better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and applicable
+laws.
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if you're paranoid. Expect a response within 48 hours.
- To file a DMCA takedown notification or counter-notification, see
- [RawGit's DMCA Notice & Takedown Procedure](RawGit-DMCA-Notice-&-Takedown-Procedure)
+ [RawGit's DMCA Notice & Takedown Procedure](DMCA.md)

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