DMCA Takedown Policy (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
Contenized provides the following DMCA Takedown Policy. This policy applies in case of copyright infringement by content published on Contenized.
The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is a copyright law of the United States of America that exempts digital service providers who authorize users to post content from liability for copyright infringement, provided that the content affected by the copyright infringement is removed immediately upon becoming aware of the infringement.
The author may send a written complaint by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in case of suspected infringement of his/her intellectual property rights in accordance with the copyright laws. For this purpose, the following information is required from the author.
- an electronic or physical signature of the author or a person authorized on the author's behalf
- a description of the copyrighted content that is affected by the infringement
- a description as accurate as possible of where on Contenized the content or content affected by the copyright infringement is located (URL link)
- a valid and current address, telephone number, email address and the full name of the author or authorized person
- a statement by the author that he or she has a good faith belief that use or disclosure of the copyrighted content is not authorized by the author, his or her agent, or the law
- a statement under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the complaint is accurate and that the sender of the complaint is the copyright owner or an authorized agent on the copyright owner's behalf
The author or its authorized representative shall be liable for any costs incurred in removing or blocking the allegedly protected content if the information provided is false.
Counter-notices to reported copyright infringements
The recipient of the copyright complaint may send a counter notification to the reported copyright infringement in writing by e-mail to email@example.com. For this purpose, the following information is required from the recipient of the copyright complaint.
- an electronic or physical signature of the recipient of the complaint
- a description of the copyrighted content that is affected by the alleged infringement
- a description as accurate as possible of where on Contenized the content or content affected by the alleged copyright infringement is located (URL link)
- a valid and current address, telephone number, email address and the full name of the recipient
- a statement by the recipient agreeing that the jurisdiction is located at its location
- a statement from the recipient that he or she accepts service of process from the plaintiff
The DMCA requires that protected content that has been blocked, disabled or removed be restored upon receipt of a valid counter-notice. There is a significant penalty for false counter-notice in response to a copyright complaint.
The DMCA takedown policy applies to copyright infringement only.