Last Revised: August 9, 2017
Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") outlines the statutory requirements necessary for formally reporting copyright infringement, as well as providing instructions on how an affected party can appeal a removal by submitting a compliant counter-notice.
The Company will respond to all allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When a valid DMCA notification is received, the Company will respond by taking down the offending content. On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.
Please note that whether or not we disable access to or remove content, the Company may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the Member who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the Member that the Company has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Members, or groups as the case may be, who infringe or repeatedly infringe the rights of others or otherwise post unlawful content.
Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or a counter-notice.
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), the Company has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. The Company has also designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may complete and submit a Notice of Copyright Infringement form, or otherwise provide a written communication which contains:
Please submit your notice to the Company's Copyright Agent as follows:
Contact us by mail at:The MBJ Group, PBC 1701 Walnut Street
If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may submit a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You may complete the Counter-Notice Regarding Claim of Copyright Infringement form, or otherwise provide a written communication which contains:
Please submit your Counter-Notice to the Company's Copyright Agent via mail to the address specified above.
There are many available resources on the Internet.
A summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found at:
The text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found here:
The U.S. federal copyright code is here:
More government-provided information on copyrights can be found here:
Many universities maintain useful public information regarding copyrights, including: