Copyright Infringement / DMCA Policy
If a copyright owner believes any materials accessible on or from the Platform infringe the copyright owner’s copyright, the copyright owner may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Platform by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq.) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
The agent we have designated to receive DMCA Notices (the “Copyright Agent”) is: Marie Lunney, Operations Manager; Mailing Address: 310 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC, 27603; Telephone: 1-919-747-4557; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the copyright owner fails to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, the copyright owner’s DMCA Notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if a copyright owner knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity on the Website or the Platform is infringing a copyright, the copyright owner may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
If you believe that material you posted on the site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting written notification to the Copyright Agent. Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website or the Platform was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users of the Platform who are repeat infringers. We generally will treat a user as a repeat infringer if the user has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Contribution removed from the Website or the Platform more than twice.