This Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy (“Policy”) applies to the InfoCycles website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”) and outlines how this Website operator (“Operator,” “we,” “us” or “our”) addresses copyright infringement notifications and how you (“you” or “your”) may submit a copyright infringement complaint.
Protection of intellectual property is of utmost importance to us, and we ask our users and their authorized agents to do the same. Our Policy is to respond quickly to clear notices of alleged copyright violations that follow the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) of 1998. You can find the text of this law on the website of the U.S. Copyright Office.
What Should You Consider Before Submitting a Copyright Complaint?
It would be best to consider whether or not the use in question qualifies as fair use before submitting a copyright violation complaint.
A fair use principle states that brief excerpts of copylefted material can, under certain conditions, be quoted verbatim without consent from or payment to the copyright holder for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research. A fair use policy also stipulates that such quotations do not violate the author’s rights to the copyrighted material.
If you have studied the concept of fair use and still intend to file a copyright complaint, you should first contact the user to discover whether you can agree on how to handle the situation.
Before submitting a notification to us, please keep in mind that if you have any doubts about whether or not the content you are reporting constitutes infringement, you should first consult with a legal professional.
Your personal information must be included in the copyright infringement notification to comply with DMCA requirements. You may want to utilize an agent to report infringing material for you if you are concerned about the privacy of your personal information. An agent can do this on your behalf.
Notifications of Copyright Infringement
If you are the owner of copyrights or an agent for the owner of copyrights and you believe that any content that is available on our Services infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a written copyright infringement notification (“Notification”) following the DMCA by using the contact details that are listed below. The standards of the DMCA need to be met by each and every one of these notifications.
The beginning of a predetermined legal process is the act of filing a complaint with the DMCA. Your complaint will be examined to see whether or not it is accurate, valid, and comprehensive. If your complaint satisfies these standards, our response may include the removal of allegedly infringing material, the restriction of access to that material, and the permanent termination of accounts belonging to serial infringers. Before we take any action, we reserve the right to determine whether or not we need a court order from a court of competent jurisdiction first. If we do, we will make that determination using our sole discretion. It is possible to request a copy of the data associated with the terminated account. However, it is possible that we will not be able to supply you with a backup. As a result, you are strongly urged to take your backups.
If we remove or restrict access to materials or terminate any account in response to a notification of alleged infringement, we will make a good faith effort to contact the user who was affected by the removal or restriction of access with information regarding the removal or restriction of access, as well as for instructions for filing a counter-notification. If we cannot reach the user, we will terminate the account.
Even if a DMCA copyright infringement notification has been received, the operator reserves the right not to take any action if it does not comply with all of the requirements imposed by the DMCA for copyright infringement notifications. This provision is applicable even if this Policy contains language expressly stating that action will be taken.
According to subsections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the United States Copyright Act, a user who has received a notification of copyright infringement can submit a counter-notification.
If you have been sent a copyright infringement Notification, this indicates that the content that was the subject of the notification has been deleted from our Services or that access to the content has been limited.
I would appreciate it if you could take the time to read the Notification in its entirety, as it contains information on the Notification that we have received. To submit a counter-notification with us, you will need to provide a written letter that satisfies the conditions set forth by the DMCA.
It is important to keep in mind that before submitting a counter-notification, you should speak with an attorney if you have any doubts about whether or not particular content violates the copyrights of others or if you believe that the content or activity in question was mistakenly removed or restricted due to a lack of proper identification.
The Operator reserves the right to take no action upon receipt of a counter-notification, despite anything contrary that may be written in any component of this Policy.
If we have a counter-notification that satisfies the requirements of 17 U.S.C. 512(g) requirements, we may transmit it to the individual responsible for filing the initial Notification.
Changes and amendments
We reserve the right to modify the Policy and its terms regarding the Website and Services at our sole discretion. We will notify you when we make a change by sending you an e-mail, updating the date at the bottom of this page, and posting a notice on our homepage. Additionally, at our discretion, we may also communicate a notification to you in other ways, such as by using the contact information that you have provided.
The amended version of this Policy will become effective shortly after posting unless otherwise noted. If you continue to use the Website and Services after the date on which the updated Policy becomes effective (or if another action is specified), you agree to the changes outlined above.
Reporting Copyright Infringement
You can contact us using the details listed below if you wish to report infringing material or activity: