Content and copyright policies

Content ownership

All content is owned by its authors and available for reuse under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved by content creators. Please share responsibly.

All submitted content is released with a Creative Commons Share-Alike license. For some historical materials, we may be unaware of any restrictions on use. Contact us immediately at [email protected] if you are aware of any restrictions.

Any text, images, audio, or video that you submit may be published on this Web site, and all content will contain attribution to you. All those who republish must also include your credit. This license respects your rights as owner, and also defines how you wish to contribute to scholarly research and the common good. If you do not wish to grant such a license, it is suggested that you do not submit your contribution to this site.

Copyright infringement

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to the Deep Time Journey Network as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification. It is also our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act, including by sending a copy of the notice to one or more third parties or making it available to the public. You can read more about infringement here:

IMPORTANT: Misrepresentations made in your notice regarding whether material or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case involving online content, a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Complainant’s Information

Please provide us with information about yourself.

Contact Information

First name:
Last name:
Company name:
Full legal name of the copyright holder you represent (e.g., if you are a legal agent, etc.):
Contact email address:
Country of residence:

Your Copyrighted Work


Where can we see an authorized example of the work?:
Identify and describe the copyrighted work:

Allegedly Infringing Material

Please provide the URL(s) of the allegedly infringing material that you are asking us to remove.

Identify each page that allegedly contains infringing material by providing its URL.
Original Source URL:
Infringing URL:

Sworn Statements

[ ] 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.

[ ] The information in this notification is accurate and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party which may publish and annotate it (with your personal information removed).


Signed on this date of:

Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical signature. Please note that your signature must exactly match the First and Last names that you specified earlier in this webform.

Please note that we will not process your complaint if it isn’t properly filled out or if the complaint is incomplete.

A summary of the DMCA is available at:

You may contact the Deep Time Journey Network at [email protected].