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NSDRS’s Copyright Policy

Date of last update: March 17, 2023

This Copyright Policy outlines NSDRS's prohibition of information or materials that violate the intellectual property rights of any other party on its website, and its related domains (collectively, the "Site").

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) provides remedies for copyright owners who believe that material on the internet infringes on their rights under US copyright law. NSDRS adheres to the DMCA by responding to notices and counter-notices that meet the current DMCA requirements. For details on current DMCA requirements, visit

Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement: 

If you believe in good faith that material on the Site infringes on your copyright, you (or your agent) may send NSDRS a written notification under the DMCA (a "DMCA Notice"). Your DMCA Notice should be sent to our Copyright Agent (identified below) and include the information listed below (as further stated in 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), requesting the removal of the material or blocking of access to it:

Sufficiently detailed identification of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed. If a single notification covers multiple copyrighted works on the Site, you may provide a representative list of those works, but the representative list must contain sufficient detail to identify the copyrighted works.

Identification of the URL or specific location on the Site that contains the material you claim infringes on your copyright. You must provide us with adequate information to locate the alleged infringing material and comply with your request.

Your name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available).

The electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized to act on their behalf.

A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material on the Site as described in the DMCA Notice is not authorized by the copyright owner or its agent or the law.

A statement that you swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right allegedly infringed.

Send any notification of alleged copyright infringement to NSDRS's Copyright Agent by email using the following contact details:

NSDRS Copyright Agent

Email: (please reference "NSDRS DMCA Notice")

Failure to comply with all the above requirements renders your DMCA Notice invalid. You may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys' fees, if you materially misrepresent that materials on the Site infringe on a copyright.

Counter Notification: If you believe in good faith that NSDRS mistakenly or erroneously removed your copyrighted material from the Site, you may submit a written counter-notification letter to NSDRS's Copyright Agent under Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. Your written correspondence must include the following information to be an effective counter-notification under the DMCA:

Identification of the removed or disabled material and its location on the Site before removal or disabling.

A statement of consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court where you reside or in San Francisco, California if outside the United States.

A statement of acceptance of service of process from the party that filed the notification of alleged copyright infringement or the party's agent.

Your name, address, and telephone number.

A declaration made under oath that you believe in good faith that the material in question was either removed or disabled due to a mistake or a misidentification of the material, or that the material identified by the complainant has been removed or disabled from the URL or web location and will no longer be accessible. Additionally, a declaration that you understand the consequences of making false statements under penalty of perjury.

Your signature, which can be either physical or electronic.

You can submit your counter notification by email to NSDRS's Copyright Agent using the contact information provided below:

NSDRS Copyright Agent
Attn: Legal
Email: (please reference "NSDRS DMCA Notice")

Once NSDRS's Copyright Agent receives your counter notification, they may forward a copy to the original complaining party to inform them that the removed content may be restored or access to it may be reinstated. Unless the copyright owner takes legal action against NSDRS seeking a court order, the content may be restored or access to it may be reinstated by NSDRS.

You acknowledge that your DMCA counter notification will be invalid if you fail to comply with all the requirements stated above.


Please note that if you make a false statement that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages, including legal costs and attorney's fees.

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