Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, just as we expect others to respect our rights. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512 (c), a copyright owner or his agent may send us a notice of removal through our DMCA Agent listed below. As an internet service provider, we have the right to claim immunity from infringement allegations, in accordance with the provisions of the DMCA « safe harbor ». To send us a good faith infringement request, you must send us a notice specifying the following information:
Infringement Notice – Claim
1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or someone authorized to act on behalf of the owner);
2. Identification of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed;
3. Identification of the infringing material to be removed and reasonably sufficient information to enable the service provider to locate the material. [Send the URL of the page in question to help us identify the alleged offensive work];
4. Information reasonably sufficient to allow the service provider to contact the plaintiff, including name, physical address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number;
5. A statement that the injured party believes in good faith 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 accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the plaintiff is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Title 17 USC § 512 (f) provides for fines for civil damages, including costs and attorney fees, against anyone who knowingly and materially represents certain information in a notice of violation in accordance with USC § 512 (c) ( 3).
Send all removal notifications via our contact page. Please email for immediate attention.
Please note that we may share identity and information in any claim of copyright infringement that we receive with the alleged infringer. By submitting a claim, you understand that you accept and agree that your identity and claim may be communicated to the alleged infringer.
Counter Notification – Material Restoration
If you received a notice of removal of material due to a claim of copyright infringement, you can provide us with a counter-notification in an effort to restore the material in question on the site. Such notice must be made in writing to our DMCA Agent and must contain substantially the following elements, in accordance with USC 17 Section 512 (g) (3):
1. Your physical or electronic signature.
2. A description of the material that was removed and the original location of the material before it was removed.
3. A statement under penalty of false testimony that you have a good faith belief that the material has been removed or disabled as a result of error or incorrect identification of the material to be removed or disabled.
4. Your name, address and telephone number and a statement that you agree with the jurisdiction of the federal court in the judicial district in which the address is located (or if you are outside the United States, that you agree in the jurisdiction of any district court where the service provider can be found) and that you will accept service from the process of the person or company that provided the original infringement notification.
5. Submit your counter notification via our contact page. Email is highly recommended.
Repeat the culprit’s policy
We take copyright infringement seriously. In accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act violation of repeat offenders policy, we maintain a list of DMCA notices from the rights holders and make a good faith effort to identify any repeat offenders. Those who violate our internal recidivism policy will have their accounts closed.
We reserve the right to change the content of this page and its policy for handling DMCA complaints at any time, for any reason. We recommend that you double-check this policy frequently for any changes.