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Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe this site is infringing your copyright, The Christian Science Publishing Society will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"). Pursuant to DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement may or should be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this site:

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Name of agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement: Ed Blomquist, Copyright Administrator.

Full address of designated agent to which notification should be sent:

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Telephone number of designated agent: (617) 450-2000.

Email address of designated agent: copyright@csps.com.

To be effective, the Notification must include the following:

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Termination of Service

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