Copyright Policy

All Project Online Content is Licensed Under a Creative Commons License

ccommonsBy posting any content to any Project site, authors agree to make it generally available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. The Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike License allows others to use and modify Project materials for noncommercial purposes, as long as they acknowledge the Project and the author of the contribution as the source of their material.

By submitting content to any Project site, authors also give the Project, its editors, and agents a non-exclusive irrevocable license to publish their content, if and when compiled with other Project contributions, in additional print and electronic media, now or hereafter devised including but not limited to online databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, SSRN, and BePress.

Please include the name of author, the section in which the contribution appeared, and URL of the original publication when crediting the Project.

Under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License, parties using the Project content must license the derivative works of Project material under the same license terms the Project imposes on its contributors. In other words, people re-using Project content may not sell that content to others and may not sell materials that they develop using Project content, and they must pass on this restriction to all downstream uses. For more information on Creative Commons licenses, please visit the Creative Commons website.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy Statement

The Project intends to allow copyright holders to submit legitimate notices of infringement while reducing the number of notices that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify.

The Project’s response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be infringing. If we remove or disable access in response to a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected content so they can make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act.

Infringement Notification

A notice of infringement must be a written communication by regular mail. You will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a posted item is infringing your copyrights (See section 512(f) of the DMCA). To assist the Project in responding to your claims, please use the following format:

  1. Identify in detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed. For website material that is being infringed, identify the text that is allegedly infringed and the URL where it can be found. For other materials, provide information necessary to identify the particular work – such as title, author, date, edition, volume, page, or other relevant particulars.
  2. Identify the particular text or material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1.
  3. Provide your contact information – name, address, phone number and email address.
  4. Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
  5. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  6. Sign the notice.
  7. Send the written notice to the following address:

    Interdisciplinary Project on Human Trafficking
    American University Washington College of Law
    4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW Suite 237
    Washington, DC 20016

Counter Notification

The party that has posted the challenged content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. When we receive a counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

A counter notification must be a written communication by regular mail. You will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing copyrights of others (See section 512(f) of the DMCA). To assist the Project in responding to your claims, please use the following format:

  1. Identify the specific article or URL or other identifying information of material that Jotwell has removed or disabled access to.
  2. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or Washington, DC if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
  3. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each item of content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled or that the material identified by the complainant has been removed or disabled at the URL identified and will no longer be shown.”
  4. Sign the notice.
  5. Send the written notice to the following address:

Interdisciplinary Project on Human Trafficking
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW Suite 237
Washington, DC 20016