We have adopted the following procedures to respond to alleged copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The notification form is located at the end of this text.
Our policy is to (1) block access to – or remove material that you have a good faith belief is copyrighted material, illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users and (2) remove and suspend service to repeat infringers:
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the service infringes a copyright, please send the designated agent a notice of copyright infringement that contains the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the works or materials that are claimed to be infringing.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including information about the location of the infringing material that the copyright owner is requesting to be removed, with enough detail that the material can be found and its existence verified.
Contact information for the copyright owner, including address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address. If you are not the owner of the copyright allegedly infringed, please describe your relationship with the copyright owner.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and that the notifying party is authorized to make such a statement on behalf of the copyright owner
B. By providing notice to the Designated Agent:
It is our policy:
to remove or terminate access to infringing material,
notify the content provider, member or user that the material has been removed or that access to it has been terminated; and
that the infringing materials of repeat infringers will be removed from the system and that we will terminate the access to the service of such content provider, member or user.
C. Content Provider Counter Notification:
If the content provider, member, or user believes that the material that has been removed or the access to which has been terminated is not infringing, or that the content provider, member, or user believes that he or she has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, his or her agent, or otherwise in accordance with the law, then the content provider, member, or user must send the designated person listed below a written counter-notice with the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member, or user.
Identification of the material that has been removed and that access to which has been terminated and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or deleted
A statement that the content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or deleted in error or by misidentification of the material and
The name, address, telephone number, and if available, e-mail address of the content provider, member or user and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider, member or user is located outside of the United States, or for the judicial district in which our site is located and that such person or entity accepts service of process from the person who submitted the notification of the alleged infringement.
If the designated agent receives a counter notification, we may send a copy of the counter notification to the original complaining party to inform them that they may replace the removed material or cease the disqualification within 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files a lawsuit to obtain an injunction against the content provider, member, or user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored within 14 business days or more after receipt of the response to the counter notice, at our sole discretion.
Email address for complaints: [email protected]