ATTENTION AUTHORS AND JOURNALISTS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OF THE IN RE LITERARY WORKS IN ELECTRONIC DATABASES COPYRIGHT LITIGATION. More Here »
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:
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Examples of a fully completed sample notification form and a blank notification form are available in Word format.
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: email@example.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.