In order for oratory.tripod.com to be considered to be "on notice" of a violation, we must ask that you, as stipulated by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, provide us with the specific image names and/or URLs of the images or material against which the infringement claim is being made, as well as ALL of the following:

(1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is being infringed; (2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (3) Identification of the material that is allegedly infringing; (4) The complaining party's address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) A statement that the complaining party has 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 that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

With this information, oratory.tripod.com can take swift and serious action. However, as you know, oratory.tripod.com exposes itself to potential liabilities for unfair removal of data and links if this information is not provided; and we cannot legally be considered to be "on notice" until then.

Copyright and Fair Use - from Stanford University Libraries. A wonderful and exhaustive categorized list of web sites dedicated to U.S. Copyright Law with an emphasis on "fair use" which allows researchers, such as this webmaster, to quote briefly from published works, including those on the World Wide Web. Some if not all of the web sites listed here may contain the names of legally incorporated churches including "service mark" names, and some of the material quoted here may be copyrighted material. None of the links on this page are used with permission, nor is any of the quoted material. However, web site names and reviews of web sites are presented here for research purposes under "fair use" provisions of U.S. Copyright Law, including the relatively new Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This is a not-for-profit, non-commercial, educational-only web page.

United States Code, Title 17 Copyrights - Chapter by chapter index from Cornell University School of Law and the Legal Information Institute. Included are comments, notes, links to parallel authorities, and topical references. Good site for researching "fair use."

Read about a person who fought America On-Line and WON based on the "fair use" provisions of U.S. Copyright Law. AOL bowed to public pressure and apologized! Unfortunately, there is no case law to back others who might want to take on holders of trademarks, copyrights, service marks, etc...yet