The general policy regarding copyright infringement for openskynews.com, as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To submit a DMCA claim, please send an email to copyright[at]openskynews.com. If you wish to proceed with reading the policy, please continue below.
The Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is located at the end of this policy.
Reporting Copyright Infringement
To report copyright infringement, you must provide the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work or material being infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Company can find and verify its existence.
- Contact information about the notifier, including their address, telephone number, and email address (if available).
- A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and that the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
Once the Designated Agent Receives Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification: It is Company’s policy:
- To remove or disable access to the infringing material.
- To notify the content provider, member, or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
- That repeat offenders will have the infringing material removed from the system, and that Company will terminate such content provider’s, member’s, or user’s access to the service.
Supplying a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent
If the content provider, member, or user believes that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing or that the content provider, member, or user has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member, or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent:
- A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member, or user.
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.
- A statement that the content provider, member, or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material.
- The content provider’s, member’s, or user’s name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available).
- A statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider’s, member’s, or user’s address is located or, if the content provider’s, member’s, or user’s address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Company is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
In the event that a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, the Company reserves the right to provide a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party. The original party may be informed that they have the option to replace the removed material or to discontinue disabling it within 10 business days. The Company may restore access to the removed material within 10 to 14 business days or longer, at its discretion, unless the copyright owner pursues legal action against the content provider, member, or user.