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University of Kent Moodle notice and takedown request

The University of Kent will, upon notification, consider removing any material from University of Kent Moodle on receipt of a complaint.

To submit a complaint, please complete the form below

Grounds for complaint

Complaints include contact from the owner or representative of the owner with intellectual property rights in all or part of the resource; the creator of all or part of the resource who has moral rights or any individual or organisation who believes that any of the material held in the University of Kent Moodle repository is in some way illegal.

Complaints will include notice of:

  • unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and/or making available the protected material
  • breach of the moral right (e.g. paternity/integrity/right not to have work subjected to derogatory treatment)
  • issues on grounds other than copyright and/or related rights (e.g. defamation, breach of confidence, data protection)

On receipt of complaint

On receipt of the complaint, Information Services will make an initial assessment of the validity of the complaint and will acknowledge its receipt.

Where the complaint is valid and to be pursued, the content that is subject to complaint will be temporarily removed from University of Kent Moodle pending an agreed solution.

Information Services will then contact the contributor of the material and inform them that the item is subject to complaint, under what allegations and they will be encouraged to assuage the complainants concerns. Information Services will spend a reasonable amount of time attempting to resolve the problem by mediating between the complainant and the contributor. All attempts will be made to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably to the satisfaction of both the complainant and the contributor.

If a resolution is found through mediating between the parties, this will be enacted/initiated. This will involve one of the following outcomes:

  • the resource need not be changed (the resource is replaced in University of Kent Moodle)
  • the resource is replaced in University of Kent Moodle with changes or made restricted access
  • the resource must be permanently removed from University of Kent Moodle

Fields marked * are required for submission

Your contact details 
Description of materials 

Please include bibliographic details if appropriate


Please include exact and full url where you found the material

Proof of rights/authorised representative 

In order for the University to resolve your complaint you will need to provide proof that you are, or that you represent, the rights holder. Please confirm the name of the rights holder granting authorisation and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative. If further evidence is required, you will be contacted by the University to request this.



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Last Updated: 03/02/2015