The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a U.S. law that provides guidelines and provisions for online service providers regarding copyrighted content. To create a DMCA policy for your website, you can include a section on your website that outlines the steps for reporting copyright infringements. Here’s a template you can use as a starting point:
DMCA Policy for ExploreVolcanoesNow.com
ExploreVolcanoesNow.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. As part of our commitment to the protection of intellectual property, we have implemented the following DMCA policy:
Reporting Copyright Infringements
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on ExploreVolcanoesNow.com in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please send the above information to our designated copyright agent at:
Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content and take reasonable steps to notify the user responsible for uploading the content.
If you believe that your content was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may send a counter-notification to our designated agent. The counter-notification must include:
- Your physical or electronic signature.
- 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 access was disabled.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which ExploreVolcanoesNow.com may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the notification of claimed infringement.
Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, we will provide a copy to the original complaining party and inform them that the removed content may be restored after a certain period unless we receive notice that legal action has been filed.
Repeat Infringer Policy
ExploreVolcanoesNow.com has a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
Changes to the DMCA Policy
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at our discretion. Any changes will be posted on this page.
For further questions about our DMCA policy, please contact: