Effective Date: October 1, 2011
Ragtube.com ("Company") has adopted the following general policy toward claims of infringement with respect to intellectual property owned or controlled by third parties in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). The address of Company's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is listed within the body of this policy.
It is Company's policy to (1) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be the intellectual property of a third party (e.g., copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.) that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders. A repeat infringer is a user for whom Company has received more than two notices of claimed infringement or for which Company has had to remove content more than twice. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, Company reserves the right to immediately terminate the account of any user for egregious infringing activities in Ragtube's sole determination and discretion.
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Ragtube.com ("Company") website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our Copyright Agent (identified below) in writing, and include the following: a. Your physical or electronic signature, as the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or as a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf; b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at our site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; c. 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, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly; d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, or email address; c. A statement that you have 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; d. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
Note that a copy of your legal notice will be forwarded to the party responsible for providing the alleged infringing content.
Please do not include any information in your report other than the above items. The wonderful thing about the DMCA is that it makes the sordid details of your drumers departure completely irrelevant. Simply include the information above and we'll have all the information we need.
Such notices should be sent to our Copyright Agent as follows:
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material has been infringed.
Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
If you believe that material you posted has been removed in error, you should send our Copyright Agent, using the contact information listed above, a counter notice that includes the following: a. Your physical or electronic signature; b. 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 to it was disabled; c. 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; d. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of 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 the Ragtube.com offices may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of copyright infringement, or an agent of such person.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Company may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Company's discretion.
Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers who are repeat infrinders.
Questions concerning this policy should be sent to: team at ragtube dot com