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Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
Perseus respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Perseus that your copyrighted material has been infringed upon on the Moon.com website.
• Identify copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
• Identify the posting in issue and provide us with a copy of the posting and its location (URL, or web address);
• Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized; that the above information in your notice is accurate; and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Moon.com's Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its website can be reached as follows:
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Berkeley, CA 94710
phone: (510) 595-3664
fax: (510) 595.4228
e-mail: moon.webmaster [at] perseusbooks [dot] com