What is the DMCA?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a United States law that went into effect in 1998. The DMCA changed the existing Copyright Act to add limitations on the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement and describes processes for copyright holders to report suspected infringement.
On this page, you will find information about copyright infringement procedures and policies that apply to the Typepad service provided by Typepad, Inc. ("Typepad"):
- How to send Typepad a copyright infringement notice
- What Typepad is required to do after receiving a valid copyright infringement notice
- How to send a counter notification if material has been removed from your account
- What Typepad is required to do after receiving a valid counter notification
- Typepad's copyright abuse policy
- The contact information for Typepad's designated copyright agent
Copyright Infringement Notice
If you believe that material on this site violates your copyright, you may send Typepad a copyright infringement notice. Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act requires that your notice must be in writing and must include substantially all of the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Typepad to locate the material. Typepad requests that complete URLs for each instance of the allegedly infringing material be provided.
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Typepad to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement that the information in the copyright infringement notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please be aware that Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Your written copyright infringement notice must be sent to Typepad's designated copyright agent via mail or email.
Removing or Disabling Access to Material
After receipt of a valid copyright infringement notice meeting the requirements of Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act, Typepad is required to:
1. Expeditiously remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing.
2. Take reasonable steps to promptly notify the affected account holder that Typepad has removed or disabled access to the material from his or her account.
If material from your account has been removed or disabled by Typepad after it receives a valid copyright infringement notice meeting the requirements of Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act, you may ask that the material be restored by sending Typepad a counter notification. Section 512(g) of the Copyright Act requires that your counter notification must be in writing and must include substantially all of the following:
1. Your physical or electronic signature.
2. 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. Typepad requests that complete URLs for each instance of the affected material be provided.
3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you 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.
4. Your name, address and telephone number and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Typepad may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the copyright infringement notification or an agent of such person.
Please be aware that Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Your written counter notification must be sent to Typepad's designated copyright agent via mail or email.
After receipt of a valid copyright infringement notice meeting the requirements of Section 512(g) of the Copyright Act, Typepad is required to:
1. Promptly provide the person who provided the copyright infringement notice with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that Typepad will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days.
2. Replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter notification, unless Typepad's designated copyright agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the copyright infringement notice that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the account holder from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Typepad's system or network.
Copyright Abuse Policy
Typepad will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, account holders of Typepad's system or network who are repeat copyright infringers.
Designated Copyright Agent
To contact the designated copyright agent for Typepad send your report via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or or mail your report to the below address.
10 Corporate Dr Burlington MA 01803
Attention: Typepad Copyright Agent
The Copyright Agent should only be contacted if you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on or through this site. The Copyright Agent will not respond to any other inquiries. All other communications should be sent to Typepad support.