DMCA NOTICE

For DMCA Notice, Please file a report to us at support@digitalbookdepot.com

Copyrights

When a person creates an original work that is fixed in a physical medium, that person automatically owns the copyright to the work. Copyright ownership gives the owner the exclusive right to use the work in certain, specific ways. Many types of works are eligible for copyright protection, including audiovisual words, sound recordings and musical compositions, written works, visual works, video games and computer software, and dramatic works.

In some circumstances, it is possible to use a copyrighted work without infringing the owner’s copyright. For example, in the United States, copyrights are limited by the doctrine of “fair use,” which permits certain uses of copyrighted material, such as parody, satire, and social commentary.

We accept unsolicited contents from independent owners who are informed and have agreed to our policies concerning the intellectual property rights of others. All contents selected by us are new, original, and/or transformative works that may parody, satirize, or provide social commentary on other copyrighted works. We and the selected contents make only fair use of the copyrighted works of others. We respect the copyrights of others, and our website is not affiliated with the owners of the copyrights to which the selected contents may refer.

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 512, and other applicable laws. our response may include removing or disabling access to a content claimed to be infringing. If we remove or disables access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the independent artist who submitted the content to us so that the artist may make a counter-notification pursuant to Section 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA.

Please refer to the following detailed instructions which must be followed to protect your rights under the DMCA.

Notice and Takedown Procedure – Reports and Complaints

Instructions for Copyright Owners

We will respond to notifications that contain the following:

A description of the content that is claimed to be infringing and its URL on our website.

A complete description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are claimed to have been infringed, a representative list of such works and descriptions thereof. The description should identify all related copyright registration numbers.

A statement providing the basis for the complaint.

The following contact information

The complaining party’s full legal name

The authorized agent’s full legal name (if applicable)

A postal address for contacting the complaining party

An e-mail address for contacting the complaining party

A phone number for contacting the complaining party

The following statements

“I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.”

“This notification is accurate.”

“UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I am the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed” or, if an authorized agent is submitting the notification, “UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

“I acknowledge that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.”

Your authority for submitting the notification (e.g., copyright owner, the authorized agent of the copyright owner)

The complaining party or authorized agent thereof should file the notification by contacting us at anytime

Upon receipt of a complete notification, we will remove or disable access to the content that is claimed to be infringing from our website. The independent owner who submitted the content will be forwarded a copy of the notification and will be alerted that access to the content has been removed or disabled.

Instructions for Independent Owner

Any complaining party or authorized agent thereof following the procedures above can require us to remove or disable access to copyrighted content. When we receive a proper notification from a complaining party or authorized agent thereof, we will immediately comply. This is a legal requirement; you will not receive the advance warning and you will not be given an opportunity to “fix it” first.

If you are found to repeatedly submit infringing contents, your account will be suspended. Serious offenders will have their account deactivated and will be permanently banned from submitting contents. We consider “three strikes” as an indication of being a serious offender. In addition, if you are found deliberately misrepresenting the copyrighted work of another as your own, your account will be immediately deactivated and you will be permanently banned from submitting contents.

If you are found to repeatedly submit infringing contents, your account will be suspended. Serious offenders will have their account deactivated and will be permanently banned from submitting contents. We consider “three strikes” as an indication of being a serious offender. In addition, if you are found deliberately misrepresenting the copyrighted work of another as your own, your account will be immediately deactivated and you will be permanently banned from submitting contents.

We will respond to counter-notifications that contain the following:

A description of the content that is claimed to be infringing and its URL at our website before access to the content was removed or disabled.

A statement on why the claim of copyright infringement should be rejected.

The following contact information

The responding party’s full legal name.

The authorized agent’s full legal name (if applicable).

A postal address for contacting the responding party.

An e-mail address for contacting the responding party.

A phone number for contacting the responding party.

The following statements

“UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

“UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

“I will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under Section 512(c)(1)(C) of the DMCA or the agent of such person.”

“I acknowledge that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability for damages.”

Your authority for submitting the counter-notification (e.g., the independent owner who submitted the content, authorized agent of the independent artist who submitted the content)

The responding party or the authorized agent thereof should file the notification by contacting us

If we receive your counter-notification, but your content does not comply with our Agreement and/or our Terms of Use, we may inform you that we are not able to reinstate your work. We may also request further information from you in order to determine whether the work can be reinstated.

In many circumstances, we will forward your counter-notification (including the contact information in Section 3.4.3) to the complaining party or authorized agent thereof. At that time the complaining party may take legal action against you in Federal District Court. If after 14 days the complaining party has not taken legal action against you, you may contact us to request that we reinstate your work. If your work otherwise complies with our Agreement and/or our Terms of Use, we may reinstate your work at that time.