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Reprint Permissions and Copyright Policy

© Copyright 1990-2015 by the individual contributors, Race, Poverty & the Environment, or Reimagine! For reprint permission please use the contact form to and choose "Race, Poverty and the Environment" to send an email to the editorial department.

Creative Commons License

In most cases the text (but not the images) on this site may be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.(See also: Fair Use notice.)

In addition to orginal content posted to this site, content posted to this site comes from an extensive network of correspondents and members of the public who share an interest in publishing content with a race, class or gender analysis of the environment--human and natural.

  1. Poster's of content shall make every effort to insure that copyright and fair use provisions of the relevant national legal framework from which they operate are respected.
  2. Reimagine! and it's projects and participants are posting material with the intention to advance non-profit educational purposes and do not intend to financially benefit from posting material from third parties.
  3. When given a proper notice of infringing material being posted on Reimagine! websites or other publishing vehicles,  Reimagine! “responds expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing.” (See also DMCA related information below)

17 USC §512(c)(1).

Furthermore, in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. By downloading these materials you, the user,  agree to this restriction.

Fair Use Notice: Some parts of this site contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We have made such material available for the benefit of others and in the public interest, as part of our efforts to promote greater understanding of environmental justice issues. We believe this constitutes fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law .

"Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors."


Copyright Infringement Notice

Reimagine!, Race Poverty & the Environment, Radio RP&E publishes articles for educational purposes and allows user generated content to be posted to our websites. If you believe If you believe your copyright is being infringed by content hosted on the Reimagine! websites,, or related sites, please send a written notice to:

Reimagine! C/O MSC 436 14th St. Fifth Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or email

Reimagine! is committed to managing copyright complaints responsibly and in compliance with applicable laws and international treaties that are relevant to our websites and publications.

In those circumstances where the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") is applicable, it is our policy to expeditiously remove content that is the subject of a correctly prepared notice under Section 512(c). We have included the elements of a DMCA notice below, and have also prepared some sample language to assist you in preparing a correct DMCA notice. We will forward your notice to our user. It is our policy to replace removed content if our customer submits a properly prepared counter notice under the DMCA.

We encourage you to consult a lawyer before submitting a notice of copyright infringement. Copyright laws may allow a person to use a work in certain ways without the copyright owner's permission. Please note that Section 512(f) of the DMCA states that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents in a DMCA notice that content is infringing shall be liable for damages, including costs and attorneys' fees incurred by the alleged infringer.

DMCA Notice:

To be an effective notice under Section 512(c) of the DMCA your written notice must include all of the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • 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 Reimagine! to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Reimagine! to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail 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;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.