Notifying AskMSG.com of copyright infringement
Summary of the Process
The notification process outlined here is consistent with the process suggested by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov). Here is a summary of the process:
If anyone believes that material on a AskMSG.com-hosted website infringes their copyright, that person may send us a written notice as described below.
First Things First...
Only copyright owners can report a suspected infringement to us. If you are not the copyright owner (or the authorized representative of the owner) you cannot report a suspected infringement to us. If you believe that any content on a website infringes another party's copyright, you should advise the copyright owner directly. Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on a website is copyright infringing. When in doubt, you should consult an attorney. In any event, if you believe your copyrights are being infringed, we strongly urge you to contact the user directly.
Putting Your Notice Together
We need your help finding the infringing content and we need to be sure that we are doing the right thing by removing the content. We therefore require the below details in your notice:
Where to Send Your Notice
Your notice can be sent to our copyright agent at:
1114 N. Walker Ave Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Attn: Legal Department, DMCA Complaint
How will AskMSG.com Respond?
After we receive a proper written notice, we will expeditiously remove or disable the allegedly infringing content, regardless of the nature of the copyright (a post, a webpage, or an application, for example). We will document those alleged infringements on which we act. Also, we will notify the user and, if requested, provide the report to the user. Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the user who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of this legal notice (with your personal information removed) may be sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it. We may exclude egregious or repeat infringers from our websites and terminate their AskMSG.com services.
Restoration of the Removed Content
If a user of our websites believes that their content was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, the user can send us a written counter-notification which includes the following:
The End Result
We will restore the removed or disabled content following 10 business days from the date that we received a proper written counter notification, unless our copyright agent first receives notice that a court action has been filed to restrain the user from engaging in infringing activity related to the removed or disabled content.