Copyright Policy

Last Updated Date: October 15, 2013

Renaissance Learning, Inc. (“Renaissance”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

It is Renaissance’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Renaissance will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Subtext application, website, or relates services (collectively, the “Subtext Service”) that are reported to Renaissance’s Designated Copyright Agent.

Notification of Copyright Infringement

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Subtext Services by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Renaissance’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Renaissance will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Subtext Service.

Instructions for Completing and Filing a DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement

1.    Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice, you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.

2.    Identify (i) the material that you claim is 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 us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Subtext Service where such material may be found, and (ii) the reference or link, to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Subtext Service where such reference or link may be found.

3.    Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.

4.    Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

◦    “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”

◦    “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”

5.    Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

6.    Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Renaissance’s Designated Copyright Agent by emailing copyright@renlearn.com and including “DMCA Notice” in the subject line of the email.

Counter Notices Related to Copyright Infringement

A user who has posted material or a reference or link that allegedly infringes a copyright may send Renaissance a Counter Notice pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA. When Renaissance receives a Counter Notice, Renaissance may reinstate the material or reference or link in question after Renaissance receives the counter notice unless Renaissance receives notice from the copyright claimant that he/she has filed a legal action to restrain the allegedly infringing activity. You can submit a Counter Notice to Renaissance’s Designated Copyright Agent using the instructions below. Please note that if you provide a Counter Notice, in accordance with our privacy policy at www.subtext.com/privacy-policy and the terms of the DMCA, the Counter Notice will be given to the copyright claimant.

Instructions for Completing and Filing a Counter Notice

1.    Identify the material or the reference or link that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material or reference or link appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

2.    Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.

3.    Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

◦    “I hereby state under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the material or reference or link was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material or reference or link to be removed or disabled.”

◦    “I hereby state that I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address is located or, if my address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Renaissance may be found, and I will accept service of process from the complaining party who notified Renaissance of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.”

4.    Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

5.    Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Renaissance’s Designated Copyright Agent by emailing copyright@renlearn.com and including “Counter Notice” in the subject line of the email.