Policy on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Thank you for visiting https://poptopnews.com, It is our policy to treat others’ intellectual property rights with the same deference that we demand for our own. In line with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512, a copyright owner or their agent may submit a takedown request to us through our DMCA Agent listed below (c). We are entitled to “safe harbour” protection from DMCA infringement claims as an ISP. The following details are required to register a claim of good faith infringement with us:
Demand – Infringement Notice
Copyright holder’s (or authorised representative’s) original or digital signature; Copyrighted work that was allegedly violated must be specified; Description of the infringing material and information to help the service provider locate it are both required. In order to better investigate this matter, we would appreciate it if you could [provide the URL of the page at issue];
Provide the service provider with your full name, physical address, email address, phone number, and fax number, as well as any other information the provider reasonably requires in order to contact you about the complaint; A statement under penalty of perjury that the information in the notice is correct and that the complaining party is authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and a declaration saying the complaining party has a good faith belief that the copyright agent has authorised the use of the item.
Any person who knowingly and willfully makes materially false statements in a notice of infringement filed according to Section 512(c) of Title 17 U.S. Code is subject to civil damages, including costs and attorney fees (3). In order to notify us of a removal request, please use the form on our Contact page. If you need prompt service, email is your best bet.
Please be aware that if you report an alleged copyright violation to us, we may disclose your identity and the details of the claim with the alleged offender. Simply filing a claim may reveal your identity and the details of your claim to the alleged infringement, and you accept and consent to this.
A Reply Notification Regarding Material Repairs
If content was deleted from the site owing to an infringement claim, you may send us a counter notification requesting that the content be restored. Written notice to our DMCA Agent must include the following information in order to comply with 17 USC 512(g)(3):
This needs your literal or digital signature. You should specify the item that was taken away and where it was located before it was taken. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you believe the content was removed or disabled due to an error in identifying the content to be removed or disabled.
Include your full name, physical and email addresses, and phone number, as well as a statement that you agree to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located (or, if outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found) and that you will accept service of process from the party who originally notified you of the alleged infringement. Use the form on our Contact page to send us your counter-notification. It is highly recommended that you communicate by email.
The Repeat Offender Procedure
Copyright infringement is taken very seriously by us. We maintain a log of DMCA notifications received from rights holders and make a good faith effort to identify any repeat infringers, as mandated by the DMCA’s repeat infringer policy. Repeat offenders will have their accounts terminated per our internal repeat infringer policy.
The information on this website, including our policy regarding DMCA takedown notices, is subject to modification at any moment and for any reason. It is your responsibility to check back frequently and make sure this policy hasn’t changed.