DMCA Compliance: Intellectual Property Protection on SomewhereToThink.com
At SomewhereToThink.com, we hold utmost respect for intellectual property rights. Safeguarding the rights of content creators and maintaining responsible content publication online are our core principles.
If you believe that your copyrighted material has been used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on our website, we encourage you to contact our designated copyright agent, as outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your copyright complaint to be considered valid under the DMCA, please provide the following information when notifying us of the alleged copyright infringement:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
- Clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed upon.
- Identification of the specific material you assert is infringing or is the subject of the infringing activity, which you request to be removed or disabled.
- Sufficient information for us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address, if available.
- A statement in good faith that you believe the material in question is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information provided in your notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
You can send your written, faxed, or emailed notification to our Designated Agent:
Attn: DMCA Agent SomewhereToThink.com Contact Email: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Please be aware that making a false claim of copyright infringement is a serious matter under federal law. If you knowingly misrepresent that online content is infringing, you could be held liable for substantial civil penalties. These penalties may include monetary damages, legal fees, and court costs incurred by us, the copyright owner, or their licensee who is affected due to your misrepresentation. Additionally, criminal prosecution for perjury is also possible.
It’s important to note that the information provided here is not intended as legal advice. For a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for valid DMCA notifications, we recommend reviewing 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).
We are committed to maintaining a respectful and compliant online environment that upholds the rights of content creators. If you have concerns about the use of your copyrighted content on SomewhereToThink.com, please reach out to our designated DMCA agent, and we will address your concerns promptly and responsibly.