The ICAA intends to obtain all authorizations from authors, publishers and institutions that it believes are reasonably necessary in order to comply with applicable copyright laws. In furtherance of this policy, the ICAA has undertaken numerous steps, beginning with efforts initiated by its nine partner institutions and research teams during the Document Project’s recovery phase. This initial process included researching and locating the holders of applicable copyrights and in many cases establishing contact with them. In each case in which contact was made, the holder received a Copyright Permission Agreement Form explaining the ICAA’s educational mission as well as its commitment to research and scholarship. This form also specified the document and source for which the ICAA sought permission as well as the different formats in which the ICAA may publish the work.
In an effort to contact the possible copyright holders for those documents for which the ICAA or its affiliates were unable to establish direct contact, or for which research did not produced sufficient information to determine who these parties may be, the ICAA published at least two announcements in a newspaper or magazine of general distribution in the location where these authors or copyright holders may reside. In each case, the announcement included the names of the authors for which the ICAA is soliciting copyright release as well as contact details for the MFAH. In addition, the ICAA recently opened a special copyright office to continue its search for possible copyright holders and to process each document in accordance with applicable legislation.
Notwithstanding these efforts, the ICAA is open to consideration of any notification of alleged copyright infringement that complies with the criteria established under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") of 1998.
If you are the holder of a copyright or an authorized agent of such a holder, and you believe that any content posted on our website (http://icaadocs.mfah.org/) infringes such holder’s copyrights, then you may submit to the ICAA a notification pursuant to the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3)) by providing the ICAA's Designated Copyright Coordinator with the following information, in writing or via email:
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, if a person knowingly makes a material misrepresentation that the publication or reproduction of material or a related activity infringes an existing copyright, such person may be subject to liability. The ICAA also reserves the right to send copies of false, misleading, or malicious takedown notices to DMCA watchdog groups for publication.
Send the written communication to the following address:
Or email to:
The ICAA provides this contact information for purposes of the DMCA only and reserves the right to respond only to correspondence that is relevant to the purposes of DMCA compliance.
Use the following template to request removal of content that is claimed to be a copyright infringement. Then send the request to the ICAA’s Copyrights Office and the ICAA will remove the infringing content as soon as possible. This affidavit must include a direct link (URL) to each and every infringing document that you want the ICAA to remove. Please note that this request only applies to infringing documents up to the date of its submission. It does not cover possible future infringements.
Download SAMPLE DMCA TAKEDOWN NOTICE.