In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), the text of which can be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, we will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using our sites and services that are properly reported to our Copyright Agent identified below.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through our sites or services by sending a DMCA notice and delivering it to our Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the notice as described below, we will take whatever action, in our sole discretion, we deem appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from our site or service. The notice must:
- Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by the notice, you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed;
- Identify (i) the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the site where such material may be found, and (ii) the reference or link to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the site where such reference or link may be found;
- Provide your mailing address, telephone number and, if available, email address;
- Include both of the following statements in the body of the notice:
"I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as fair use)."
"I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
- Provide your full legal name and your physical or electronic signature
Deliver this notice, with all items completed, to our Copyright Agent (and if sending electronically with the subject line “DMCA Complaint”):
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go the Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications should be directed to the applicable site or service. You acknowledge if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
How to File a Counter Notice
If you believe your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content, you may send a notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- 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;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Los Angeles, California, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement; and
- Your physical or electronic signature;
When we receive a valid counter-notice, we will forward a copy to the person who filed the original complaint. If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the submitter of the original complaint is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the content at issue, we will remove the complaint from your account's record, and we may replace the content that was removed.
There are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent and/or bad faith submissions. Before submitting a counter-notice, be sure that you are the actual rights holder of the removed content or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.