Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") outlines the statutory requirements necessary for formally reporting copyright infringement, as well as providing instructions on how an affected party can appeal a removal by submitting a compliant counter-notice.

The Company will respond to all allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). When a valid DMCA notification is received, the Company will respond by taking down the offending content. On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.

Please note that whether or not we disable access to or remove content, the Company may make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the Member who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the Member that the Company has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. It is also our policy, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Members, or groups as the case may be, who infringe or repeatedly infringe the rights of others or otherwise post unlawful content.

Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or a counter-notice.

Please note that these notifications and counter-notifications are real-world legal notices provided outside of the the Company environment. We may provide copies of such notices to the participants in the dispute or third parties, at our discretion and as required by law. Our Privacy Policy does not protect information provided in these notices.

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), the Company has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. The Company has also designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may complete and submit a Notice of Copyright Infringement form, or otherwise provide a written communication which contains:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description specifying the location on our website of the material that you claim is infringing;
  • Your telephone number and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Please submit your notice to the Company's Copyright Agent as follows:

Contact us by mail at:

The MBJ Group, PBC
37232 Lighthouse Rd.
Suite 288

Selbyville, DE 19975

Counter-Notice:

If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may submit a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You may complete the Counter-Notice Regarding Claim of Copyright Infringement form, or otherwise provide a written communication which contains:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the material removed or to which access has been disabled;
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that removal or disablement of the material was a mistake or that the material was misidentified;
  • Your name and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District court (i) in the judicial district where your address is located if the address is in the United States, or (ii) located in Sussex County, Delaware, if your address is located outside the United States, and that you will accept service of process from the Complainant submitting the notice or his/her authorized agent.

Please submit your Counter-Notice to the Company's Copyright Agent via mail to the address specified above.

There are many available resources on the Internet.

A summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found at:
http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

The text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be found here:
http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/hr2281.pdf

The U.S. federal copyright code is here:
http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html

More government-provided information on copyrights can be found here:
http://www.copyright.gov

Many universities maintain useful public information regarding copyrights, including:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Copyright

The MBJ Group, PBC
37232 Lighthouse Rd.
Suite 288

Selbyville, DE 19975
help@thembjgroup.com