Privacy Policy & DMCA


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DEFCON News is powered by Contextly and is covered by its privacy policy.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy:

If you believe that material located on or linked to DEFCON News violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Contextly in accordance with Contextly’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy, which requires such notices to be sent to

Contextly will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling Contextly links to the infringing material. Contextly does not, however, promise to remove any content served with a DMCA notice, and reserves the right to respond disfavorably to abusive takedown requests, including taking legal action against such requesters. Requesters should be aware that the Ninth Circuit considers thumbnails of copyrighted images to be covered under the Fair Use doctrine. In addition, requesters are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal.

Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process.

You must include the following in a DMCA notice:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
  • An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • A description of the nature and exact location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit Contextly to find and positively identify that material. For example we require a link to the specific blog post (not just the name of the blog) that contains the material and a description of which specific portion of the blog post – an image, a link, the text, etc. your complaint refers to;
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement that you have 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; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.