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Claims of Copyright Infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United States copyright law. If You believe in good faith that materials hosted by Discovery Grid infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by Discovery Grid), You (or Your agent) may send Discovery Grid a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information:

  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 located on the Discovery Grid Site or in Discovery Grid Services are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);
  3. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Discovery Grid to locate the material on the Discovery Grid Sites and in the Discovery Grid Services;
  4. the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party;
  5. 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 the law;
  6. 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.

If You believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Discovery Grid against you, the DMCA permits You to send Discovery Grid a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Discovery Grid Sites should be sent to Discovery Grid's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement at:

Discovery Grid
Subject: DMCA notification – Discovery Grid
By Email: dmca@discoverygrid.net

Company's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be contacted only for the purposes set forth in this Section 1. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO THE DISCOVERY GRID COPYRIGHT AGENT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED

Sample Form Letter

If you need help composing your DMCA takedown notice, please copy the following sample form letter which has been adjusted to work best for virtual world grids. Fill in the required fields, then email it to us at the above address:

Claim of Copyright Infringement
				

I, ______real_name________, believe in good faith that some materials hosted by Discovery Grid infringe my copyright. I hearby request that the material be removed or access to it blocked. -Sincerely, _______Signature__________ (Check one) [ ] I am the owner of an exclusive right that has been infringed [ ] I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of ___________owners real name________ (Add this if you are or your client is doing business as an avatar. It helps us find your works.) [ ] I am / [ ] my Client is doing business as avatar __________avatar name_________, under the business name: ___________business_name___________ These are examples of my (client's) works that have been infringed upon: (list them here, or give links to where they can be viewed) _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ This is a representative list of places where I saw the infringing activity: (list regions and region locations, list the names of the objects, textures, sounds, etc) Region Location <x,y,z> Item Name _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ My legal name is: ___________________________________________________________________ My address is: ______________________________________________________________________ My email address is: ________________________________________________________________ my telephone number is: _____________________________________________________________ (Pick one) I have made this takedown notice under good faith and belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, the copyright owner, or the law. The information I have provided in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. (or) I, as agent for ___owners name_______, have made this takedown notice under good faith and belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or the law. The information I have provided in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. --------------------------------