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DMCA

Third Party Watch will respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, Third Party Watch will respond under this process by taking down the offending content. A written notification must be made. Such a notification can be done either by fax or written letter (regular mail or courier). Emails will not be accepted unless a prior arrangement has been made. The notification must:
  • Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  • Provide a reasonably sufficient method of contacting you; phone number and email address would be preferred.
  • Include the following statement: “I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by protection of law.”
  • Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  • Include the signed paper.
You can send any such written documentation to Third Party Watch at the following address: Third Party Watch Attn: Designated Copyright Agent PO Box 143 Charlton City, MA. 01508 Please note that Third Party Watch cannot provide legal advice to you. If you are uncertain about any legal issues, you are well-advised to obtain the services of a competent legal professional. For additional information, please review the following resources. Third Party Watch is not responsible for the content provided therein; however, such resources are useful for further understanding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
  • http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
  • http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/hr2281.pdf
  • http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html
  • http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Copyright
  • http://fairuse.stanford.edu/