DMCA Notice

  • Ponca City Public Schools takes copyright very seriously.  In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have established a procedure to process DMCA notices submitted to us via email (nowlib@pcps.us).  The DMCA is a vital set of laws in today’s online world, and we clearly understand and respect its importance.

    If you believe that Ponca City Public Schools is infringing on any of your content, please use the email address below to contact us with the details of your concern.  We review all DMCA complaints within 7 business days, and will contact you once we have reviewed the complaint and removed the offending content, should that be necessary.  Before contacting us, please note that the vast majority of material used on this site falls under the “Fair Use” guidelines under US Copyright Law.  Fair Use covers the use of copyrighted materials for commentary, criticism or teaching.

    If you believe that content we are using is infringing on your rights under the DMCA, and does not qualify as Fair Use as defined by United States Law, then please contact us with complete details, including a copy of the image in question, it's location on our website and your proof of ownership and we will review your request within seven (7) business days.

     

    § 107 . Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use40

    Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include— 

    (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

    (2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

    (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

    (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

    The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.