This DMCA Policy and Notice (the “Policy”) details our treatment of allegations that content on this Site violate copyright. In the event that we are notified of a potential or actual violation of a copyright, we will take appropriate actions to investigate and remove any content that infringes that copyright. We have adopted the following policy pertaining to copyright infringement, which accords with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Any notification of claimed infringement should be provided to our agent designated to receive notifications of claimed infringement (“Designated Agent”), which can be found by visiting the DMCA Designated Agent Directory.
Elements of notification. A notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
- 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 multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, 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 (the “Subject Material”) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the Subject Material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the Subject 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 that is allegedly infringed.
Action upon receipt of notification. Upon receipt of a notification in accordance with this Policy, we will attempt to remove or disable access to the Subject Material and take reasonable steps to promptly notify the complaining party that we have removed or disabled access to the Subject Material.
Elements of counter-notification. Unless we learn that the owner of a copyright in the Subject Material has filed an action seeking a court order against us, we reserve the right to replace or cease disabling access to Subject Material not less than ten (10) days after we provide to the complaining party a counter-notification from the person or entity (the “Poster”) that posted the Subject Material, provided the counter-notification includes substantially the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the Poster;
- Identification of the Subject Material and the location at which the Subject Material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the Poster has a good faith belief that the Subject Material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the Subject Material;
- The Poster’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Poster consents to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the Poster’s address is outside of the United States, for the Northern District of California, and that the Poster will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under this Policy or an agent of such person.