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We take copyright violation very seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners.
If you are the copyright owner of content which appears on our website and you did not authorize the use of the content you must notify us in writing in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action.
We will be unable to take any action if you do not provide us with the required information, so if you believe that your material for which you own the copyright has been infringed upon or violated, please provide our Copyright Agent, in writing, with the following information:
1.) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
2.) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have 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 that site.
3.) 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.
4.) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
5.) 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.
6.) 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 that is allegedly infringed.
Written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
DMCA AGENT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)?
The DMCA is a U.S. law that was passed in 1998. It updated existing copyright law to extend protection to digital works, such as music, movies, and software. It also made it illegal to circumvent technological measures that control access to copyrighted works (known as “digital rights management” or “DRM”). Finally, it increased the penalties for copyright infringement.
Why did Congress pass the DMCA?
Congress wanted to bring copyright law into the digital age. They also wanted to give copyright holders more tools to protect their works from piracy.
What are some of the key provisions of the DMCA?
The DMCA makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. It also increases the penalties for copyright infringement.
What are the penalties for violating the DMCA?
The penalties for violating the DMCA can be severe. They can includes fines of up to $500,000 and up to 5 years in prison.
What are some of the criticisms of the DMCA?
Critics argue that the DMCA is too broad and gives copyright holders too much power. They also argue that it stifles innovation and creativity.
What is the safe harbor provision of the DMCA?
The safe harbor provision exempts Internet service providers from liability for copyright infringement if they take certain steps to remove infringing material from their networks.
How does the DMCA impact you?
The DMCA may impact you if you use or create copyrighted works, or if you work for an Internet service provider.