We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our users to do the same. By the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at [insert URL], we will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using our blog if such claims are reported to us.
Suppose you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on our blog infringes upon your copyrights. In that case, you may submit a notification under the DMCA by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if a single notification covers multiple copyrighted works at a single online site, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right allegedly infringed.
Suppose you believe that your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing or that you have authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or according to the law, to post and use the content. In that case, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our Copyright Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court and information that you will accept service of process from the person who notified of the alleged infringement.
Suppose. If our Copyright Agent receives a counter-notice, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party, informing that person that we may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member, or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Please note that if you submit a counter-notice, you consent to share your information with the original complaining party.
If you have any questions about this DMCA policy, please get in touch with us at [email protected].
Last updated: 04/01/2023