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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

1. If you are a copyright owner and believe that any user content or other content on PawVillage infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing us with the following information in writing:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • 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 the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
  • 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;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide written communication by email that includes the items listed above. Send the written communication to:

By email: copyright@pawvillage.com

Your notice will be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content. If you fail to comply with all of the requirements listed above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

2. Counter-Notice: Pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), you may make a counter notification if your content was removed due to a DMCA notice. You may file a counter notice by providing us with the following information in writing:
  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Worcester County, Massachusetts, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification.

For a sample counter notification, please visit http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf. If we receive a counter notice, we may send a copy to the person who provided notification of alleged copyright infringement informing that person that it may replace the removed material in 10 business days, unless we first receive notice from the copyright owner that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity.

 

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