DMCA

Copyright 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 Title 17, United States Code, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a copyright owner or its agent may send us a notice of copyright disclaimer through the DMCA agent listed below. As an Internet service provider, we are entitled to claim immunity from such claims of infringement under the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. In order to send us a fair dealing claim, you must provide us with a notice containing the following information:

Notice of Claim of Infringement

1. a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner (or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner);
2. identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed.
3. identification of the infringing material to be removed, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material [provide the URL of the relevant page to assist us in identifying the work claimed to be infringing] ;
4. information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, including a 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 using the material without authorization; and
6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner in a manner punishable by law.

17 U.S.C. § 512(f) provides 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 cancellation notices through our contact page. Please send them by email so that we can process them expeditiously.

Please note that we may disclose the identity and information obtained as a result of a copyright infringement complaint to the alleged infringer. By filing a complaint, you agree that your personal information and the complaint may be disclosed to the alleged infringer.

Counter notification – re-use of material

If you have received notice that material has been removed due to copyright infringement, you may send us a counter-notification so that you can have the material reinstated on the Site. This notice must be submitted in writing to our DMCA agent and must include the following in substance, in accordance with 17 USC 512(g)(3):

1. your physical or electronic signature.
2. a description of the material removed and its original location prior to removal.
3. an affirmation that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disallowed because of an error or misidentification of the removed or disallowed material.
4. Your name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts for the county in which your address is located (or, if you are located outside the United States, consent 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 served the original infringement notice.
5. Submit a counter-notice through our contact page. An e-mail is recommended.

Recidivism policy

We take copyright infringement very seriously. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s requirements regarding repeat infringers, we maintain a list of DMCA notices of copyright owners and make good faith efforts to identify all repeat infringers. Violation of our internal repeat infringer policy will result in the termination of an individual’s account.

Changes

We reserve the right to change the content of this site and the DMCA policy at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to check this policy periodically to see if any changes have been made.