iLoad Usenet Services Complaint Policy
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.
On this page, you will find information about copyright infringement procedures and policies that
apply to iLoad Usenet Services.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner (or an agent of a copyright owner) and believe
any user material posted on our sites infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a Notification
of Claimed Infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by using the provided
form (link below) to provide the following information to our Designated Copyright Agent:
- A clear identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing on the copyrighted work,
and information sufficient to locate that material on our service (such as the message
ID of the infringing material).
- A statement that you have a "good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright infringement
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,
the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
- Your contact information so that we can reply to your notice, including an e-mail address and telephone number.
- The notice must be physically or electronically signed by the copyright owner or a person authorized
to act on behalf of the owner.
Your written Notification of Claimed Infringement must be sent to our Designated
Copyright Agent using the form linked below. We will review and address all notices that
substantially comply with the requirements identified above. If your notice fails to substantially
comply with all of these requirements, we may not be able to respond to your notice.
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a Notification of
Claimed Infringement. Please note that you may be liable for damages if you make a
false claim of copyright infringement. Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act provides that any person
who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing may be subject to liability.
Please also be advised that, in appropriate circumstances, we will terminate the accounts of
users/subscribers who repeatedly misidentify copyrighted material.
Counter Notification of Copyright Infringement
- If you believe material was removed in error, you may send a Counter Notification to
our Designated Copyright Agent using the form linked below.
- To file a Counter Notification with us, you must send us the items specified below:
- Identify the specific message ID(s) of material that we have removed or
to which we have disabled access.
- Provide your full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
- Provide a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court
for the judicial district in which your address is located and that you will accept
service of process from the person who the provided notification of claimed
infringement to which your notice relates or an agent of such person.
- Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have
a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or
misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
- Sign the notice. A scanned physical signature will be accepted.
- If we receive a Counter Notification from you, we may forward it to the party
who submitted the original Notification of Claimed Infringement. The Counter Notification we forward may
include some of your personal information, such as your name and contact information.
By submitting a Counter Notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way.
We will not forward the Counter Notification to any party other than the original claimant unless
required or expressly permitted to do so by law.
After we send out the Counter Notification, the original claimant must respond to us
within 10 business days stating he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain
you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our web site.
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a Counter Notification
of Copyright Infringement. Please note that you may be liable for damages if you make a false claim.
Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents
that material was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Please note that we may not be able to contact you if we receive a
Notification of Copyright Infringement about material you posted online.
In accordance with our Terms of Service, we reserve the right to permanently remove any
content posted on our web sites at any time at our sole discretion.