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ATTENTION AUTHORS AND JOURNALISTS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OF THE IN RE LITERARY WORKS IN ELECTRONIC DATABASES COPYRIGHT LITIGATION. More Here »

Freelance Writer Notice

West respects the intellectual property of others. The licensors of all articles appearing in our databases have assured us that they have the right to authorize electronic distribution of the materials they provide to us. If you are a writer, and if you have questions or concerns regarding the electronic distribution of your materials, we recommend that you contact your publisher directly. If you dispute the right of your publisher to authorize electronic distribution, you may provide us with a written notification of your claim and we will disable access to the materials. Your notification to us must be in writing and must include the following information:

  1. A full and complete identification of your article (namely, the title and listed author, where it was originally published, the original publication date, and the name of our database in which it appears);
  2. Your name, address, telephone number, and (if you have one) your facsimile number and email address;
  3. A statement that you own the copyright at issue or that you are acting on behalf of the owner (and, if so, that owner's name, address, and telephone number); and
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that electronic distribution of the article has not been authorized by the author or by applicable law. A statement that you have a good faith belief that electronic distribution of the article has not been authorized by the author or by applicable law.

You must send this request to us at the following address by U.S. mail or overnight courier. (We regret that we cannot process notifications by fax, telephone, telegram, or email.)

Donna Gies
Thomson Reuters
Copyright Services
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123

We will, of course, forward a copy of your request to the licensor-publisher. We may restore an article to our online databases if it is determined that your publisher has the right to authorize electronic distribution.

Examples of a fully completed sample notification form and a blank notification form are available in Word format.

(SAMPLE)

REQUEST TO DISABLE ACCESS TO
ARTICLE IN ONLINE DATABASE

To: Thomson Reuters, Donna Gies, Copyright Services, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123

Name of Author: John Doe

Title of Article: "American Politics in the 1990s"

Original Publisher: The Daily Planet

Date of Original Publication: January 3, 1994

Database in Which Article Appears: DAILYPLANET

Document Citation from top of Westlaw Screen: 123 DAILYPLANET 123456789

My Name: John Doe

If the Name of the Person Making This Request Is Different From That of the Author, Describe Relationship to Author (e.g., "next of kin to deceased author," "assignee of author's rights in the article", etc.): N/A.

My Address: 000 Main Street, Middletown, Ohio 00000

My Telephone Number: 999-999-9999

My Facsimile Number: 999-999-9998

My Email Address: johndoe@abcdef.com

I certify, under penalties of perjury, that to the best of my knowledge and belief (a) the electronic distribution of the article identified above has not been authorized by me or by applicable law, and (b) the information provided above is true and accurate. You may contact me to confirm the authenticity of this request.


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