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Provisions Related to Copyright Infringement and Identification of Designated Agent for Purposes of Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you have reason to believe that material in which you (or any person or entity for which you are an authorized agent) hold the copyright has been posted in the user comment sections of MarylandReporter.com without appropriate authorization, please contact MarylandReporter.com’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:

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Parts of this document are courtesy Citizen Media Law Project; Copyright 2007-11 Citizen Media Law Project and respective authors.

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This document is effective as of 10/27/2009, and was last updated 12/27/10.

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