While this website is not based in the United States, we voluntarily comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and its Notice and Takedown provisions. Recognized as a “Service Provider” under the DMCA, we respect the intellectual property rights of U.S. copyright holders and have adopted a Notice and Takedown Policy to address claims of copyright infringement by our users.

Infringement Claim Notice

If you suspect copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following:

  • Your electronic or physical signature or that of the authorized representative;
  • A description of the copyrighted work or intellectual property in question;
  • Specific details about the location of the alleged infringing material on the SITE, including URLs if possible;
  • Your contact information – address, telephone number, and email;
  • A statement affirming your belief that the disputed use is unauthorized and
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, attesting to the accuracy of your provided information and confirming your status as the copyright or intellectual property owner or an authorized representative.

The Procedure of Takedown

Upon receiving a claim of copyright infringement, we follow a “notification and takedown” procedure. We reserve the right to promptly disable access to allegedly infringing materials based on notifications or apparent infringing activity. As an information location tool service provider, this involves removing links to infringing content on third-party websites. Our policy includes terminating accounts of repeat copyright infringers and quickly disabling access to all infringing material following 17 U.S.C. §512. Our DMCA notice procedures are outlined in the preceding paragraph.

If a notice doesn’t fully comply with §512 of the DMCA but meets three requirements for identifying infringing sites per §512, the SITE will attempt to contact the complaining party to assist in meeting notice requirements. Upon receiving a valid notice, we will promptly disable access to the infringing material and attempt to notify the user responsible. The affected user can then submit a counter-notification to the designated agent, including a statement under penalty of perjury asserting a good faith belief in misidentification. Following receipt of the counter-notification, the Designated Agent will restore access to the material within ten to fourteen (10–14) days, unless notified of a court action seeking an injunction against the infringing activity by the complaining party.

Third-Party Infringement Notice

As we primarily link to third-party websites, locating and notifying the specific user responsible for allegedly infringing content may be challenging. In cases where direct notification to the user is not feasible, we may instead inform the user through the operator of the third-party website, acting as the user’s agent. Alternatively, if the content is attributed to the indexed site itself, we may direct the notification to the operator of the indexed site. We retain the right to modify, alter, or supplement this policy, and users are advised to check this webpage regularly for any updates.

How To Counter DMCA Notification

If the recipient of a Notice of Claimed Infringement believes the notice is erroneous and the removal or disabling of the material was done so wrongly, they are allowed to submit a counter-notification under Sections 512(g)(2-3) of the DMCA. This is the appropriate method for disputing the actions taken in response to a Notice. The counter-notification must provide accurate and truthful information, and the recipient will be liable for any misrepresentations leading to claims against the SITE.

To submit a counter-notification, the recipient should provide the Designated Copyright Agent with the following information:

  • A specific description of the material that was removed or disabled.
  • A description of where the material was located on the SITE before removal or disabling, including specific URLs.
  • A statement expressing the recipient’s belief that the removal or disabling was done erroneously, using the following format for convenience: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the referenced material was removed or disabled by the service provider as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
  • The recipient’s physical address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement that the recipient consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in and for the judicial district where they are located, or if outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found. The recipient must also agree to accept service of process from the person who provided the Notice or that person’s agent.

Abuse Notification

Misusing the DMCA Notice procedures outlined above or providing false information in a DMCA Notice or counter-notification may lead to legal consequences, including liability for damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees under U.S. federal law (See: 17 U.S.C. § 512(f)).

These procedures specifically address claims of copyright infringement by copyright holders and their agents and not any other form of abuse, infringement, or legal claim. We will investigate and take appropriate action against those who misuse the DMCA notification or counter-notification process. It is crucial to ensure that you meet all legal qualifications before submitting a DMCA notice to our designated agent.