Updated: November 1, 2019
If you believe that any Author violate your copyright, please send us a notice of copyright infringement or as specified below. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, including the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (together, the “DMCA”), it is the policy of the Company to disable access to or remove material we believe in good faith violates applicable law and to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.
The Website’s Owner will respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with or substantially comply with the requirement set forth herein. The Website’s Owner does not act as an arbiter or judge of disputes about intellectual property rights. It is our policy to disable access to or remove text and other material (“Content”) posted by users on the Website which we believe in god faith is infringing a copyrighted work. By disabling access to or removing Content, as a prudential matter, we are not endorsing or validating a claim of infringement. If we disable access to or remove Content from the Website, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the party responsible for posting or displaying the content so the owner may make a counter-notifications as provided below. It is also our policy to suspend and/or terminate access of users of the Website who we believe are repeat copyright infringers. We will document notices of alleged infringement and counter-notifications.
If you believe your work has been displayed or otherwise used on our Website in a manner that infringes your copyright, you must provide written notification of same to our Designated Agent by mail and/or e-mail. Please note that you may be liable for damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs, if you materially misrepresent that your work has been infringed by Content on our Website. If you are unsure whether your work has been infringed, we recommend that you contact an attorney before sending notice to our Designated Agent.
You must use the following format for your written notification:
(a)Identify in sufficient detail your copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed by Content on our Website;
(b)Identify the Content on the Website that you claim infringes your copyrighted work, identify all Content that you believe infringes, describe how the Content infringes your work and describe where the Content is located on the Website with sufficient detail so that we can verify its existence and remove it if we believe in good faith that it infringes your copyrighted work. In the event that the allegedly-infringing Content is located in more than one place on the Website, identify each location;
(c)Provide your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, if any;
(d)Include a statement that, under the penalty of perjury, you have a good-faith belief that use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
(e)Include a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
(f)Sign the written notification physically or electronically.
In addition to the foregoing, it would help if your notice includes a copy of the copyright Certification of Registration for your work, if any, or other information that supports your claim that your work is protected by copyright and that you are the owner of that copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
After the Designated Agent receives your infringement notice, we will review it. If your notice contains the required information, as outlined above, and if we have a good-faith belief that the Content is infringing your copyright, we will remove or disable access to the infringing Content.
The provider of affected Content may make a counter-notification pursuant to the DMCA. To file a counter-notification, you must provide written notification to us by mail and/or e-mail. Please note that you may be liable for damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs, if you materially misrepresent that your Content is not infringing the copyright of a third party. If you are unsure whether your Content infringes the work of a third party, we recommend that you contact an attorney before sending notice to us.
We will, if appropriate, terminate repeat infringers’ access to the Website. If you believe an Author of the Website is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact our Designated Agent and provide sufficient information so we can verify that the Author is a repeat infringer.