Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, just as we expect others to respect our rights. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c), the copyright owner or its agent may send us a takedown notice through our DMCA agent listed below. As an Internet service provider, we are entitled to seek redress of such infringement claims under the “safe harbor” provisions of the DMCA. To submit a bona fide infringement claim to us, you must send us a notice with the following information:
Notice of Infringement – Claim.
1. The physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or someone authorized to act on the owner’s behalf);
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; 3;
3. Identification of the infringing material to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. [Please provide the URL of the page in question to help us identify the allegedly infringing work];
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, including name, physical address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number;
5. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material is not authorized by the copyright agent; and
6. A statement that the information contained in the notification is true and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner under penalty of perjury.
Title 17 USC §512(f) provides penalties for civil damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, against any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents certain information in a 17 USC §512(c)(3) notice of infringement.
Submit all takedown notices through our Contact Us page. For prompt attention, send via email.
Please note that we may share the identity and information of any copyright infringement claim we receive with the alleged infringer. By submitting a request, you understand and agree that your identity and your request may be transmitted to the alleged infringer.
Counter Notification – Restoration of Material
If you have received notice that material has been removed from the publication due to a claim of copyright infringement, you may file a counter-notification with us to attempt to have that material restored to the site. Such notice must be provided in writing to our DMCA agent and must contain substantially the following elements, in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3):
1. Your physical or electronic signature.
2. A description of the material removed and the original location of the material prior to removal.
3. Under penalty of perjury, a statement that you have a good faith belief that the material was withdrawn or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be withdrawn or disabled.
4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court for the judicial district in which the address is located (or, if outside the United States, consent to the jurisdiction of any judicial district in which the service provider is located) and that you accept service of process from the person or company that provided the original notification of infringement.
5. Submit your counter-notification through our Contact Us page. Email is highly recommended.
Repeat Infringer Policy
We take copyright infringement very seriously. In accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s repeat infringer policy, we maintain a list of DMCA notices from copyright owners and make a good faith effort to identify repeat infringers. Accounts of those who violate our internal repeat infringer policy will be terminated.
We reserve the right to change the content of this page and our policy for handling DMCA requests at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to check this policy frequently for changes.