Abuse Policy

The Lycos Terms of Service outline the actions and/or conduct that is prohibited on the Lycos Network. Please read the Terms of Service carefully, as they contain legal obligations.

To report any violations of the Lycos Network Terms of Service, please e-mail the URL of the offending site to abuse@lycos-inc.com.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Lycos, Inc. has no responsibility for content on other web sites that you may find or access when using Lycos, Inc.'s products or services. Material available on or through other web sites may be protected by copyright and the intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries. The terms of use of those web sites, and not the Lycos, Inc. Terms of Service, govern your use of that material.

It is Lycos, Inc.'s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Lycos, Inc. and/or others.

Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Lycos, Inc.'s Copyright Agent with the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Lycos, Inc. site, with enough detail that we may find it on the web site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

Lycos, Inc.'s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail
Copyright Agent
c/o Lycos, Inc. Inc.
177 Huntington Ave Ste 1703 #60001
Boston MA 02115-3151

By phone

By e-mail

Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.


If you are seeking permission to use Lycos, Inc. trademarks, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, screen shots, copyrighted designs, or other brand features, please contact the permission requests department at permissions@lycos-inc.com, not the copyright agent.