Digital Millennium Copyright Act / Infringement Notification Policy

To file a notice of Copyright Infringement with Darwin Central, you will need to send a written communication that includes the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are claimed to have been infringed, a representative list of all such works at the site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Darwin Central to locate the material.  Additionally, Darwin Central requests that complete URLs be provided for each instance of the allegedly infringing material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Darwin Central to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, or where available, electronic mail address.
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Your written copyright infringement notification must be sent to Darwin Central's designated copyright agent via mail or email as follows:

Darwin Central DMCA Notifications
708 Holly Crest Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701

Or, via electronic mail to:

copyright@darwincentral.org

Please note that Section 512(f) of the Copyright provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.