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Notification of Copyright-Infringement Claims

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  • A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work, or a representative listing of the copyrighted works, that you claim have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to locate the material;
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  • A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the claimed infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You may contact our agent designated to receive notice of claims of copyright infringement as follows:

By mail: Paul W. Auffermann, Esq. Massachusetts Medical Society 860 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451-1411 By telephone: (781) 434-7392 By e-mail: