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COPYRIGHT ACT AGENT
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from posting to or through the Site or services any materials, content, or data that violates another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive a proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement compliant with 17 U.S.C. § 512, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that a work protected by a U.S. copyright that you own has been posted on our Site without authorization you may send a written notification to our Designated Agent at:
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
4600 E 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52807
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to the Site and services, or terminate the membership of any user who infringes any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
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