Patron Technology, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”), oversees these websites as well as the services and the content appearing therein (collectively, the “Services”):
We comply with the takedown procedures and counter-notice mechanisms as specified under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), 17. U.S.C. § 512. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement by third parties must be sent to Our Designated Agent, Copyright Manager, whose contact information appears below. We have filed notice of our Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office, and our Registration Number is: DMCA-1032880.
Copyright owners or agents may submit a notification of alleged infringement to us, pursuant to the DMCA. We will only act on notices of claimed infringement made in accordance with the provisions of the DMCA. For a notice of claimed infringement to be effective under the DMCA, the notification of claim must be a written communication to our Designated Agent. If you, as a copyright owner or agent of an owner, believe that there is material on the Services that infringes your copyright(s), you may submit a proper notification, as described in § 512(c)(3), which shall include:
IMPORTANT: Under § 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that (a) material is infringing or (b) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification shall be liable for damages, including attorneys’ fees incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or licensee, or by Patron Technology, if such parties are injured by the misrepresentation.
Upon receipt of a proper notification of alleged copyright infringement, we will remove or disable access to the material identified in the notice, forward the written notification to the alleged infringer, and take reasonable efforts to notify the alleged infringer that we have removed or disabled access to the material in question.
Copyright Infringement Notifications Should Be Directed to Our DMCA Agent:
ATTENTION: DMCA Notification / Copyright Compliance
Patron Technology, Inc.
650 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Registration Number: DMCA-1032880
You may also send an e-mail notifying us of alleged copyright infringement, provided the message within your e-mail meets the standards iterated above, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3): email@example.com (ATTENTION: DMCA Notification / Copyright Compliance, RE: DMCA Takedown).
Under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by Patron Technology for relying upon a misrepresentation. We reserve the right to pursue damages against such parties.
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with us in accordance with the above terms, and we disable access to the allegedly infringing content, the third-party may file a counter notification with our Designated Agent as listed above.
To be effective, a counter notification must be a written communication provided to our Designated Agent that includes the following:
If we receive a valid counter-notice, we will provide the original complainant with a copy of the counter notice, inform the complainant that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in within fourteen (14) days from receipt of the counter notification, provided, however, that we do not receive notice from the complainant that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our computer system.
The DMCA provides penalties for a false counter notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. Patron Technology reserves the right to pursue damages, including attorneys’ fees, against claimants who make misrepresentations in the counter notification statement.
By complying with the forgoing, it is our expressed intent to comply with the provisions of the DMCA to limit its liability to the fullest extent as provided therein.
We will terminate any user account that is the subject of two (2) separate DMCA takedown notification violations. For a User whose content is removed and later restored as part of a DMCA takedown and subsequent counter-notification procedure, we will treat that underlying DMCA notification as having been withdrawn. In any event, Patron Technology, reserves the right to terminate any user account, which is the subject of fewer than two (2) DMCA takedown notifications, according to our business judgment and as we deem appropriate, given the surrounding circumstances.