Policy on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Thank you for visiting https://lighthousejournal.org/ We respect others’ intellectual property rights in the same way that we expect them to respect ours. A copyright owner or their representative may file a takedown request to us through our DMCA Agent indicated below in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c). As an internet service provider, we are entitled to protection from such infringement charges under the DMCA’s “safe harbor” provisions. To file a good faith infringement claim with us, you must provide us with the following information:
Claim – Notice of Infringement
A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright (or someone authorised to act on his or her behalf); Identification of the allegedly infringed copyrighted work; Identification of the infringing content to be deleted, as well as information reasonably adequate to allow the service provider to discover it. [Please give the URL of the in issue page to help us identify the allegedly infringing work];
Your name, physical address, email address, phone number, and fax number, as well as any information reasonably necessary to allow the service provider to contact the complaining party; A declaration stating the complaining party has a good faith belief that the copyright agent has allowed the use of the item; and A statement under penalty of perjury that the information in the notice is correct and that the complaining party is authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Title 17 USC 512(f) imposes civil damages, including costs and attorney fees, on anybody who intentionally and grossly misrepresents specific facts in a notice of infringement under 17 USC 512(c) (3). Please send any takedown notices to our Contact page. For rapid attention, please submit through email.
Please keep in mind that the name and information in any copyright infringement accusation we receive may be shared with the accused infringer. You understand, accept, and agree that your identify and claim may be transmitted to the accused infringer by making a claim.
Counter Notification – Material Restoration
If you have received a notice that content has been removed due to a copyright infringement allegation, you may supply us with a counter notification in order to have the item reinstated to the site. According to 17 USC Section 512(g)(3), the notice must be delivered in writing to our DMCA Agent and must include basically the following elements:
Your signature, either physical or electronic. A description of the item that has been removed, as well as its original placement before removal. A declaration under penalty of perjury stating you believe the content was deleted or disabled due to a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
Your name, address, and phone number, as well as a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located (or, if you are not in the United States, that you consent to the jurisdiction of any judicial district in which the service provider may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the person or company who provided the original infringement notification. Send your counter-notification using our Contact page. Email is strongly advised.
Policy for Repeat Infringers
We take copyright violations extremely seriously. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s repeat infringer policy requirements, we keep a record of DMCA notifications from copyright holders and make a good faith attempt to identify any repeat infringers. Accounts of those who violate our internal repeat infringer policy will be canceled.
We retain the right, at any time and for any reason, to change the contents of this website and its policy for addressing DMCA claims. You are advised to examine this policy on a regular basis for any modifications.