Takedown procedure

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

The OSM Foundation and community respect the intellectual property rights of others. We will respond to specific claims of copyright infringement by intellectual property owners or their approved agents provided that sufficient information is given. You can read about our procedure for dealing with claims here.

Please provide a specific description of each claimed infringing instance and what work it infringes. You can provide details at our on-line filing page.

In addition, the OSM Foundation complies with the provisions of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act(DMCA) of 1998. If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material published as part of the OSM geo-database or on any of our sites, please contact the agent filed below to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement:

Email address of designated agent: dmca@osmfoundation.org

Address of Service Provider: St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Legal Working Group

The DMCA specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and, as per Title II Section 202 (c)(3), must include the following:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

(v) 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.

(vi) 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.