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and that it include each of the following elements:
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description of each work.
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infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the
infringing information is located on another Web site linked to through this
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Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably
sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.
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in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its
agent or the law.
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is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on
behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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