DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act


We comply with the Notice and Takedown requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). This site qualifies as a “Service Provider” under the DMCA. Accordingly, it is entitled to certain protections from claims of copyright infringement, commonly referred to as the “safe harbor” provisions. We therefore affirm the following Notice and Takedown Policy relating to claims of copyright infringement by our users.

Notice of Claimed Infringement:

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

(a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

(b) description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

(c) your address, telephone number, and email address;

(d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Take Down Procedure

We reserve the right at any time to remove any material or activity on our site and material claimed to be infringing or based on facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. It is our policy to terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers, when appropriate, and we will act expeditiously to remove access to all material that infringes on another’s copyright, according to the procedure set forth in 17 U.S.C. §512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).

We reserve the right to modify, alter or add to this policy, and all users should regularly check back to these terms and conditions to stay current with any such changes.

Please Contact us if you have any questions.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that was passed in 1998. The DMCA implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM). It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.

The DMCA has a number of provisions that affect how websites and other online services operate. For example, the DMCA requires websites to remove copyrighted material that has been uploaded without the permission of the copyright owner. The DMCA also requires websites to provide a way for copyright owners to report copyrighted material that has been uploaded without their permission.

The DMCA has been controversial since it was passed. Some people argue that the DMCA is too broad and that it can be used to stifle free speech. Others argue that the DMCA is necessary to protect copyrighted material in the digital age.

The DMCA has had a significant impact on the way that websites and other online services operate. The DMCA has made it more difficult for people to share copyrighted material online, and it has made it easier for copyright owners to enforce their rights. The DMCA has also led to the development of new technologies, such as digital rights management (DRM), that are designed to protect copyrighted material.

The DMCA is a complex law, and it is important for anyone who operates a website or other online service to be familiar with its provisions.