Published September 2008

This Copyright Policy is a part of the Labroots Authorized User Agreement (the User Agreement), and you accepted this policy when you registered for access to Labroots website (the Site) and agreed to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement. Labroots may amend this policy from time to time by posting a revised version on the Site, and without giving you notice, so please check this policy each time you visit the Site and note the date of publication.

Labroots' mission of facilitating scientific communication between members of the professional scientific community must be pursued in strict compliance with copyright law. A copyright gives the creator of an original work of authorship ownership and control of intellectual property in such work. Generally, copyright is enforceable once an idea has been reduced to the tangible form in a fixed medium. A copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the form or manner in which these things are expressed.

Labroots users must, therefore, secure appropriate permission when including copyrighted material, such as text, photographic images, video, sound or graphic illustration, in any of their postings on the Site. Fair Use provisions of copyright law, however, do allow the use of copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright owner for the limited purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research.

The infringing material discovered on the Site will be removed, or access to it disabled, the user who posted the infringing material will be notified of the action taken, and such user's Site privileges may be terminated.

Protective Rights: The Labroots website (the “Website”) and all content contained therein including all images, graphics, information, data, texts, video, audio or other content either shown on the Website, or downloadable from the Website belongs to Labroots and can only be used with Labroots’ permission. Contents on the Website are protected by copyright, trademark and other US and International Laws.  Some of the icons, domain names, logos, service marks, trademarks and trade names within the Website are owned by Labroots or other owners and used with permission given to Labroots. You are not granted any right, or license, to use such logos, service marks, trademarks, and trade names or any other content on the Website without the express written permission of Labroots or any third party owner.  You agree not to modify the content of this Website in any way, reproduce it, display it in any public or private setting or for commercial purposes, modify any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary notices contained within the Website.  You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth on the Website as an express condition to your use.

In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, to notify Labroots that suspect content (which may constitute copyright infringement or may be otherwise unlawful) has been posted on the Site, please contact Labroots' copyright agent by email at or by mail at 18340 Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite 107 - PMB 427, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (please send to the attention of the copyright agent), and provide the following information:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  2. A description of the suspect content you claim either infringes upon your copyright or is otherwise unlawful. This description should identify the specific portions of the suspect content otherwise unlawful;
  3. A description of the exact location of the suspect content on the Site.
  4. If you believe that the suspect content infringes upon your copyright, state in detail the copyright you are asserting and why the suspect content infringes upon it.
  5. If you believe that the suspect content is otherwise unlawful, state in detail which laws are being breached and why the suspect content breaches such laws.
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you believe in good faith that you have been damaged by the suspect content (or that you are authorized to act on behalf of such a person), and that the information you provided is true and accurate; and
  7. Your electronic or physical signature.

You may wish to seek independent legal advice before filing a notice or responding to a notice filed by someone else.