Close up photograph of handwritten, illuminated, calligraphic manuscript

Many of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices we receive relate to photographs, but not all of them. In August 2020, we received a message about a collection of poems on Slovenian Wikisource, disputing the license under which the poems had been uploaded to the site. The DMCA requires that all notices include certain information, including evidence of copyright ownership and a statement that the notice is accurate, which must be made under penalty of perjury. We informed the requester that their message lacked some of the DMCA requirements and explained what was missing. However, they have not contacted us to provide any further information, and the poems remain on the projects.

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