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NLMFF will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement concerning content available on this Site and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (the “DMCA”), where applicable. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to NLMFF:
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Upon receipt of a valid notification of alleged copyright infringement by a third party, NLMFF will remove or disable access to the infringing content, subject to the procedures outlined in the DMCA, including the procedures for counter-notices.
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Last Updated and Effective: August 6, 2021