It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable intellectual property laws. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. Our response may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they can make a counter notification.
If you believe any materials accessible on or from this Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Site by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)) (“DMCA”), your written notice (“DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
a. Your full legal name and name of the copyright owner
b. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the site;
c. Identification of the material that you claim is infringing, including a description of where it is located so that our copyright agent can locate it;
d. Your name, address, city, country, telephone number, and e-mail address, so that our copyright agent may contact you about your complaint; and
e. A signed statement under penalty of perjury that the above information is accurate; that you have a good faith belief that the identified use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf in this situation.
f. Have an electronic or physical signature of the copyrighted work owner (or authorized person)
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
IMPORTANT: Misrepresentations made in your notice regarding whether material or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case involving online content, a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
As a webhost, the websites we are hosting have a right to file a counter-claim after receiving a DMCA complaint. If you believe that material you posted on the Site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may submit a counter notification to our copyright agent.
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your counter notification.
After the copyrighted material has been removed from the websites we host, the moderators will post a public notice advising members that we have received a DMCA complaint. The goal is to make sure visitors of the website know which content is not allowed due to copyright, and to prevent similar issues from happening in the future with another member reposting the same content. We also take additional appropriate measures as required.
Complaints are usually handled in less than 72 hours, but claims need approval from our lawyer before processing. Due to fake complaints, we require proof of identity.