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 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 claim immunity from such claims of infringement under the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. To send us a copyright waiver request, you must provide 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 sufficient information to enable the service provider to locate the material [provide the URL of the relevant page to help us identify the alleged infringing work];
4. information sufficient to enable 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 believes in good faith that the copyright holder 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 holder in the event of 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 in a notice of copyright infringement under 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3).
Please send all takedown notices via our contact page. Please email them so we can process them quickly.
Please note that the identity and information obtained as a result of a copyright infringement complaint may be disclosed 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 of removal of material due to copyright infringement, you may send us a counter-notification to have the material restored to the site. Such notification must be sent in writing to our DMCA agent and, pursuant to 17 USC 512(g)(3), must contain, in substance, the following:
1. your physical or electronic signature
2. a description of the material removed 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 agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the county in which your address is located (or, if you are located outside of the United States, you agree 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. Send a counter-notification via our contact page. We recommend sending an email.
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 notifications to copyright holders and make a good faith effort to identify all repeat infringers. Violations of our internal policy on repeat infringers 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 check this policy periodically for changes.