Copyright policy in 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 disclaimer through our DMCA agent listed below. As an Internet Service Provider, we have the right to seek relief from such infringement claims under the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. To send us a fair process claim, you must send us 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 behalf of the owner);
2. identification of the copyrighted 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 that is allegedly infringing] ;
4. sufficient information 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 making an unauthorized use of the material; and
6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party has the right to pursue criminal sanctions on behalf of the copyright owner.
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 through our contact page. Please send them by email so that we can process them quickly.
Please note that the identity and information obtained as a result of a copyright infringement notification may be disclosed to the alleged infringer. By filing a complaint, you agree that we may disclose your identity and the complaint to the alleged infringer.
Verification – recycling of material
If you have received a notice that we have removed material because of copyright infringement, you may send us a counter-notification to have the material re-posted on the site. This notice must be sent in writing to our DMCA agent and, in accordance with 17 USC 512(g)(3), must include substantially the following:
1. your physical or electronic signature.
2. a description of the material removed and its original location prior to removal.
3. a statement that you have a good faith belief that the removed or disabled 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 you reside (or, if you are located outside the United States, 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 from the person or entity that provided the original infringement notice.
5. Submit a counter notification through our contact page. We recommend that you send an email.
We take copyright infringement very seriously. In compliance with the repeat infringer requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we maintain a list of DMCA notices sent to copyright owners and make a good faith effort to identify all repeat infringers. Violation of our internal repeat infringer policy will result in termination of that person’s account.
Changes to the
We reserve the right to change the content of the Site and the DMCA Guidelines at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to check this policy regularly to see if any changes have been made.