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Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that any material on this Web site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, or that any link on this Web site directs users to another Web site that contains material that infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to DCR Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement. Our Designated Agent may be reached as follows:
DCR, 251 Causeway Street, Ste 600,
Boston MA 02114
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 617-626-1250
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