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Content posted to the wiki after 23 Jan 2021 is to be released under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. Content from before this is in, presumably, an unlicensed nebulous hellscape.

gonna go out on a limb and assume that the people who uploaded their stuff to the wiki prior to then implicitly granted permissions similar enough to cc-by-nc-sa that im not gonna lose sleep over it. if you'd like to dmca a bitch, see below:

DMCA hellscape

(deadass copy-pasted from here because haha, im not a lawyer and internet superhero rp doesnt exactly bring in "hire a lawyer" bucks)

Under the DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512)(“DMCA”), WormRP may be required to remove content from one of our sites in response to an official DMCA request to take down the content. The Act creates a safe harbor, or a legal exemption, from copyright infringement liability for Internet service providers (ISPs) and other intermediaries. To retain this safe harbor status, WormRP is required to comply with a validly formulated notice and remove potentially infringing works.

The law requires that DMCA requests be made by the holder of a valid copyright in the work or by an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, and requires that requests are made in good faith under penalty of perjury.

If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your work is being infringed, we encourage you to seek resolution through the Staff. You may contact them via Discord, Reddit modmail, or at keira@calref.net (please use the other options first :v) with an informal request for content removal. When you contact the staff, please provide the exact URL (the “address” or “location” of the page as shown by your web browser) of the content and provide enough information to substantiate your claim of copyright ownership. You must support your concern with a link to your publication, a scanned page of the work, and enough publication details for us to evaluate your request.

Alternatively, you may initiate a formal DMCA takedown process. Please note that a third party may submit a counternotice challenging your takedown request, at which point we are required to restore the previously-removed content. You may then initiate legal proceedings against the third party who files a DMCA counternotice in order to determine copyright ownership and the legality of the material’s use. You may also be liable for damages, such as costs and attorney fees, if you knowingly and materially misrepresent your claim. As we is unable to provide you with legal advice, you may wish to consult an attorney before filing a DMCA takedown notice.

To initiate a formal DMCA takedown request, please send a letter to us at keira@calref.net. (does that make me a designated agent? idk, but im not putting my physical address on the fukken internet do you take me for a fool? try harder).

The takedown notice must substantially comply with the provisions of 17. U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A). Submission of a takedown notice further requires that you consent to the jurisdiction of a United States court (probably Oregon but im not a fukken lawyer this is just copy-pasted lmao). Statutory requirements of a valid DMCA takedown notice include:

  • your physical or electronic signature;
  • your contact information;
  • identification of what work is being infringed;
  • identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and a description that allows us to locate the material on our website;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Once you have initiated a DMCA takedown notice…

If we receives a valid and statutorily-compliant DMCA takedown notice, we will remove the content upon satisfactory review of the merits of the infringement claim. Once the content is removed, we will post the notice online on our own site and may send the report to third parties if appropriate. We will also take reasonable steps to notify the content uploader of the DMCA notice. Posted DMCA notices may be found here.

The content uploader may respond with a DMCA counternotice. The counternotice operates much like the original notice, but works in the reverse. Please note that there is no statute of limitations for counternotices.

If we receives a valid counternotice, we will seek to notify you of its receipt. You will have 10 business days to file suit and enjoin continued use of the content. If you decline to file suit, we will restore the content pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512 (g)(2)(B)-(C). We will also post the counternotice online. Posted counternotices may be found here.