WPfog is an Online Service Provider under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (“DMCA”). WPfog respects the legitimate rights of copyrights owners, and has adopted an efficient notice and takedown procedure as required by the DMCA and described below. This policy is intended to guide copyright owners in utilizing that procedure, and also to guide webmasters in restoring access to websites that are disabled due to mistake.
The DMCA provides a legal procedure by which you can request any Online Service Provider to disable access to a website where your copyrighted work(s) are appearing without your permission. There are two parts to the legal procedure: (1) Writing a Proper DMCA Notice, and (2) Sending the Proper DMCA Notice to WPfog Designated Agent.
A Proper DMCA Notice will notify WPfog of particular facts in a document signed under penalty of perjury. To Write a Proper DMCA notice, please provide the following information:
a. The owner of a copyrighted work(s), or
b. A person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
To exercise your DMCA rights, you must send your Proper DMCA Notice to the following agent designated by WPfog (the “Designated Agent”). The contact information for WPfog’s Designated Agent is:
E-Mail: [email protected]
WPfog will follow the procedures provided in the DMCA, which prescribed a notice and takedown procedure, subject to the webmaster’s right to submit a Counter-notification claiming lawful use of the disabled works.
It is expected that all users of any part of the WPfog system will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if WPfog is notified of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. WPfog will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter notification is received by its Designated Agent.
Pursuant to the Terms of Service Agreement you agreed to when you were permitted to become a System User, you are required to use only lawfully-acquired creative works as website content, and your website may be disabled upon receipt of notice that infringing material is appearing there. WPfog also respects the legitimate interests of webmasters in utilizing media content lawfully, being permitted to present a response to claims of infringement, and obtaining timely restoration of access to a website that has been disabled due to a copyright complaint.
Your System Use privileges will also be suspended. You may protest a DMCA notice by submitting a Counter-notification as described below.
If access to your website is disabled due to operation of the WPfog notice and takedown procedure described above, and you believe the takedown was improper, you must submit a Counter-notification.
Writing a Counter-notification
To Write a Proper Counter-notification, please provide the following information:
a. Your name, address, and telephone number,
b. That you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as result of mistake or misidentification of the material.
c. That you consent to the jurisdiction of the Court for the judicial district in which the address is located.
Sending the Counter-notification
To exercise your DMCA rights, you must send your Counter-notification to the “Designated Agent” for WPfog, whose contact information is:
Name: Prasad Parmaj
E-Mail: [email protected]
WPfog may, in its discretion, use all appropriate means to terminate user access to its system or network who are repeat infringers.
It is WPfog’s policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures it determines are reasonable under the circumstances, i.e., technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works.
WPfog has the discretion to handle non-compliant notices in whatever manner appears to be reasonable given the circumstances presented.
The submission of misleading information of any sort in a notification or counter-notification submitted to WPfog voids any claim of right made by the submitting party.