Digital Millennium Copyright Act

All visitors to sites hosted by Atlantic.Net as well as Subscribers who use Atlantic.Net's services are expected to respect the copyright protection of materials posted on the Internet. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides recourse for individuals who feel that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet. An individual who believes that Atlantic.Net is hosting a site that contains his or her copyrighted material may contact our authorized agent to report that alleged violation. Upon receipt of a properly submitted notification, Atlantic.Net will remove or block access to the allegedly infringing material. Additionally, if a member in good faith believes that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongfully filed, such person may submit a counternotification to Atlantic.Net. Atlantic.Net will not be a party to disputes over alleged copyright infringement.

This information should not be construed as legal advice to our Members or Visitors. If you believe that your copyrights have been infringed, or if a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, we advise that you seek legal counsel. We are providing the following information to you for informational purposes only.

Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

If you believe that a Web page hosted by Atlantic.Net is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may file a complaint of such claimed infringement with Atlantic.Net's designated agent in the manner described below.

By Mail: General Counsel
Atlantic.Net Inc.
2815 NW 13th Street
Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32609

By telephone: (352)375-2912 ext. 4365
By fax: (352) 375-2702
By email: jpward@atlantic.net

For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:

a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner

b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed

c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit Atlantic.Net to locate the material

d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address

e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law

f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed

(For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).)
You should be aware that, under the DCMA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys fees.

Counternotification to Claimed Copyright Infringement

If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, you may file a counternotification with Atlantic.Net's designated agent at the address listed above. Such counternotification must contain the following information:

a. 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 the Member has 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 the federal district court for the federal district in which you are located, and that you will accept service of process from the complainant.

If Atlantic.Net receives a valid counternotification, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored, or access re-enabled.
Please be advised that U.S. copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counternotice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.

 
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