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Posted 20 February 2017 - 01:06 PM

Members are asked to not post content, including images, that are under copyright ownership by others.  That material includes articles from news or other sites, and images and videos for which you do not hold rights or are not in public domain.


In the case of news articles, a “fair use” portion of an article maybe be posted.  Fair use is a small portion of the article (a paragraph or two), and must be accompanied by a link to the original article.  Articles copied and pasted in the entirely will either be removed, or will be edited to conform to fair use.


Posted images and videos should be your content, content which you have permission to post, or content that you believe to be within the public domain.  We reserve the right to remove any images and videos that we believe represents an infringement of the copyright ownership of others.


If you are the owner or the agent of the owner of copyrighted material, and you find material posted here that you believe to be an infringement, please contact the administrators to request removal of the material. Contact can be made in one of two ways:

  • If not already a member, establish an Amtrak Unlimited membership, then report the content by clicking the “Report” link located at the bottom of the post.  Provide a description of the infringing content, information to establish that you are the owner or agent of the owner of the content, and that you request removal.
  • Start a topic in the “Guest Forum for Amtrak Questions” forum (does not require site membership).  Provide a description of the infringing content (forum, topic name, post number), information to establish that you are the rightful owner or agent of the owner of the content and that you request removal.  Please provide a means for us to contact you in the post (identifying information such as an email address will be removed from the post as soon as we record the information).

Upon receipt of a removal request, we will expeditiously contact the poster to determine whether they have claim that the content is not an infringement.  If the content is an infringement, it will be taken down. 

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