Copyright Policy MATERIAL POSTED ON SGICLEARINHOUSE.ORG BY Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC)

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) is a non-profit collaborative platform that posts smart grid related content and other industry related materials on its website ( SGIC will not intentionally post third party copyrighted materials without the express permission of the owners, however if this should happen, please contact SGIC.


SGIC will comply with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA), a portion of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act known as DCMA 512. In accordance with this Act, SGIC will address claims of copyright infringements by immediately removing said content from the site. Intellectual Property (IP) owners claiming copyright infringement are required to provide the following:

i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
v. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent.

Please complete the Notice of Infringement form below each time you wish to report alleged acts of
infringement and fax it to the number provided.

Notice of Infringement

Date: __________________________

Fax: 703-528-5543
Attn: Content Manager

Dear All:

I, the undersigned, CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that I am the owner or an agent authorized to
act on behalf of the owner of certain intellectual property rights, said owner being named
("IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the
above IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights. Please act expeditiously
to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

Location of infringing material:___________________________________________________

Description of infringing material _____________________________________________________

Description of the copyrighted work you claim is infringed:

I may be contacted at:
Name: __________________________________________________
Title & Company: ________________________________________________
Street Address: _________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________
Email (correspondence): __________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________________________________
Fax: __________________________________________________________

(printed name)