DMCA Guidelines & Copyright Complaints
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification Guidelines
You may report copyright infringement to request the removal of copyrighted content only because the material is copyrighted and the person who posted the content did not have the right to post the material. It is not to be used for other reasons, such as because you believe that someone has posted content that is libelous or slanderous to or of you, defames you, criticizes you, is untrue, contains personal information, allegedly misuses your trademark, or because the content is from a competitor.
It is our policy to expeditiously act upon clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the copyright infringement notification requirements of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices.
An “authorized statement” under specific legal criteria established by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) is required to accept your request for the removal of your copyrighted document(s). Information on this page is related to the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act known as the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act or Section 512 of the DMCA (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site). Once we receive notice, we will remove the content or disable access to it expeditiously, unless it appears that the document does not infringe upon copyright. Thanks for your understanding, please contact us if you have any further questions.
We respect the rights of authors, creators, and copyright holders and will remove or disable access to copyrighted material that is being infringed upon expeditiously after our receipt complete information requested, unless it appears that the document does not infringe upon copyright. Please note, however, that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is a copyright infringement may be subject to liability for damages. You should educate yourself as to whether a document does, in fact infringe upon your copyright, or whether, for instance “fair use” under 17 U.S.C. §107 applies. If you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney versed in Copyright law. Don’t make false claims.
After reviewing the DMCA Guidelines below please submit your DMCA notice and takedown request to HitDocs! at the address indicated below or at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition, we will promptly terminate without notice the accounts of those determined by us to be “repeat infringers”. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe that any content hosted on our web site (www.hitdocs.com) infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing HitDocs!’s Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):
- 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 on the HitDocs! web site 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 and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit HitDocs! to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit HitDocs! to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- 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.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
- A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
- The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which HitDocs! may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Designated Copyright Agent
HitDocs! Designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: Attention: E. Dayal, Copyright Agent, HitDocs! , 12507 W Cow Path, Austin, TX 78727 or by email at email@example.com. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the HitDocs! Designated Copyright Agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
HitDocs! Agent for Receipt of Notification of Claims of Copyright Infringement is:
E. Dayal/ Copyright Agent
12507 W Cow Path
Austin, TX 78727