Copyright Law Policy for the Digital Millennium
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, just as we expect others to respect our rights. Pursuant to Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17 of the United States Code, a copyright owner or its agent may send us a notice of copyright waiver through our DMCA agent listed below. As an ISP, we have the right to seek immunity from such claims of infringement under the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. To send us a fair dealing claim, you must provide us with a notice containing the following information:
Notice of Infringement Claim
1. a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf);
2. identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
3. identification of the infringing material to be removed and sufficient information to enable the service provider to locate the material [provide the URL of the relevant page to assist us in identifying the allegedly infringing work] ;
4. information sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, including name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers;
5. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the copyright owner is making unauthorized use of the material; and
6. a statement that the information in the notice is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner under criminal penalties.
17 U.S.C. §512(f) provides for civil penalties, including attorneys’ fees and costs, for any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents himself or herself in a notice of copyright infringement under 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3).
Please submit all takedown notices via our contact page. Please send them via email so that we can process them quickly.
Please note that we may disclose the identity and information obtained as a result of a complaint of copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. By filing a complaint, you agree that your identity and complaint may be disclosed to the alleged infringer.
Counter-notification – recycling of material
If you have received a notice that material has been removed due to copyright infringement, you may send us a counter-notification to have the material reinstated on the site. This notice must be submitted in writing to our DMCA Agent and, in accordance with 17 USC 512(g)(3), must contain, in substance, the following:
1. your physical or electronic signature.
2. a description of the removed material and its original location prior to removal.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled due to an error or misidentification of the removed or disabled material.
4. your name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the county in which your address is located (or, if you are located outside the United States, you consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the county in which the service provider’s principal place of business is located) and that you will accept service of process from the person or entity that filed the original notice of violation.
5. Submit a counter-notification via our contact page. It is recommended that you send an e-mail.
We take copyright infringement very seriously. In accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding repeat infringers, we maintain a list of DMCA notices to copyright holders and make a good faith effort to identify all repeat infringers. Violations of our internal repeat infringer policy will result in termination of the individual’s account.
We reserve the right to change the content of this site and the DMCA policy at any time and for any reason. We recommend that you periodically check this policy to see if any changes have been made.