One of the ways in which we ensure protection from intellectual property infringement is by following the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy of 1998. Since copyright infringement is a major concern today, our policies in accordance with the U.S Federal Laws aim to protect intellectual property to the fullest.
DamnPost.Net – DMCA COPYRIGHT POLICY
To implement the DMCA the following steps must be followed in order. This is the procedure that the government lays down and it helps us address alleged accusations and any problems that you might face with regard to infringement.
How To Report Copyright Infringement: To report infringement one must adhere to the following protocol:
Submit an electronic or manual signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of one whose intellectual property rights have been violated.
Identify clearly the works that have been infringed.
Furthermore, identify the sites where the work has been copied without the express permission of the owner. It is important to furnish the company with details such as the URL, Date of Access etc. so that action can be taken in an effective manner.
Ensure that the company receives the name of the notifier along with contact details such as phone number, email address and residential address.
A signed statement that the accusation made is done with correct information and accurate details. This statement must be both legal and binding and liable to be held against the notifier in court in case of false accusations.
What Happens When the Bona Fide is Received by the Agency: Once the proper statement with the details is received by the agency the following procedures are followed:
It becomes the Company’s policy and responsibility to address the issue. They do so by removing the content after inspecting the charges made.
After having identified the infringement, they also notify those who made the allegations.
Furthermore, in case of repeated offenders, the Company might either terminate the user’s contract or report the matter to federal authorities.
How to Submit a Counter Notice to the Designated Agent: While submitting a counter-notice to the designated agent, the following steps are taken:
The material is identified and the location from where it has been removed is included in the statement submitted.
The statement includes the details and the electronic or manual signature of the content provider.
A clear statement that asserts that the content writer had no illegal intentions and used the material due to misinformation or some sort of misunderstanding.
The details of the Federal Court that oversees the proceedings of the area where the content writer resides. This is furnished with the understanding that the content writer is willing to undergo the processes that the notifier might wish to impose including trial or other legal proceedings.
Once the counter notice is received by the designated agent, the company may send the notice to the party that originally made the complaint. This is done to inform the copyright owner that if no charges are pressed , the removed material might be restored with correction in 10 to 14 business days.
The procedures addressing the matters of intellectual property infringement are not to be taken lightly as they are legal and binding. Statements underscored with signatures and dates can be used in a federal court of law to address the complaint. If found guilty, the accused may have to endure the appropriate penalties as per the DMCA of 1998.
Please contact the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement for Company at firstname.lastname@example.org