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DMCA Compliance Policy

It is the policy of AC/DCzone to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512 ("DMCA"). Pursuant to the DMCA, AC/DCzone has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on Web pages or computer servers. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed on the AC/DCzone site, please notify our designated agent, preferably by email, at:

Copyright Compliance Officer AC/DCzone
E-Mail: Contact form
Phone: 603-580-1527
Fax: 603-580-1527
U.S. Mail: AC/DCzone
92 Tidewater Farm Rd
Stratham, NH 03885

 

Contents of Notice

The DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement must be in writing. When informing the designated agent of an alleged copyright infringement, you should:

AC/DCzone may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all if you do not provide the information required in the “Contents of Notice.”

Before you allege an infringement, you should consult copyright materials to confirm that the use is, in fact, infringing. The United States Copyright Office provides basic information that can help you determine whether an exception or defense, such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work.

Notice and Takedown Procedure

AC/DCzone expects all users of its system to comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if AC/DCzone is notified of a claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond appropriately, which may include removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. AC/DCzone will follow the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act with regard to appropriate notifications of the user and the complaining party, acceptance of counter notifications, and, where indicated, putback of the alleged infringing material. Refer to the United States Copyright Office for a summary of the provisions of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers

Where it has been clearly established that an AC/DCzone user is a repeat offender, AC/DCzone may terminate that individual’s account.

US Copyright Law and AC/DCzone Policy

Individuals who infringe copyright-protected materials on AC/DCzone networks are subject to discipline under AC/DCzone’s Web Policy. In appropriate circumstances, penalties for violations of the Policy include, but are not limited to, termination of all computing privileges.

Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law and subject to severe civil penalties and sanctions. Copyright infringement can also be a violation of federal criminal law. Thus, every user of the AC/DCzone Website must maintain a basic understanding of copyright law and must comply with AC/DCzone copyright policies.

For more information on U.S. copyright law and the DMCA, consult the web site of the United States Copyright Office. The U.S. Copyright office has a variety of circulars and forms, available online or printed, which can provide answers and guidance to many copyright questions and issues. Circular 1 has simple, concise explanations and descriptions of what you must do to keep from infringing copyrights of others, as well as protecting your own creative works. In addition, there are resources available through a simple Web search.

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