Effective: April 1, 2021
This policy explains how the AnimalBabies.me ("AB", "we", "us" or "our") responds to allegations of the unauthorized use of copyrighted images, text, or links to allegedly infringing materials under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). [Summary of Act, Full Text]
Section 512 of the DMCA outlines the statutory requirements for formally reporting copyright infringement. It also explains how to challenge a notification of claimed infringement by submitting a counter-notice.
If you aren’t sure whether you own the copyright in a particular work, please consult an attorney before sending a copyright notice to us (unfortunately, AB can’t give you legal advice).
To submit a notice of claimed copyright infringement, you will need to provide us with the following information:
You can report alleged copyright infringement by emailing the above information to [email protected].
Under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by us or our users, if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing. If you aren’t sure whether the material you are reporting is in fact infringing your rights, you should consult an attorney before sending us a copyright notification.
We process copyright notices in the order they are received. Please note that submitting duplicate DMCA notifications may cause delayed processing.
AB’s response to notices of alleged copyright infringement may include the removal or restriction of access to allegedly infringing material.
If we remove or restrict access to user content in response to a notice of alleged infringement, AB will make a good-faith effort to contact the affected account holder and provide information concerning the removal or restriction of access, including a copy of the takedown notice, along with instructions for filing a counter-notification.
Where appropriate, AB may suspend and warn repeat violators, and in more serious cases, permanently terminate user accounts.
If you receive a DMCA notification, it means that the content described in the notice has been removed from AB or access to the content on AB has been restricted. Please carefully read our notice to you, which includes information about the notification we received as well as instructions on how to file a counter-notice.
If you received a DMCA notification about your material and believe that material was misidentified or removed in error, you should file a counter-notice by following the instructions below.
Re-posting material removed in response to a DMCA notification may result in permanent account suspension. If you believe the content was removed in error, please file a counter-notice instead of re-posting the material.
To submit a counter-notice, please provide us with the following information:
To submit a counter-notice, please respond to our original email notification of the removal and include the above information in the body of your reply.
When we receive a valid counter-notice, we will promptly forward a copy to the person who filed the original notification. If we don’t receive notice within 10 business days that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed.
Please think carefully before submitting a claim or counter-notice, especially if you aren’t sure whether you are the actual rights holder or authorized to act on a rights holder’s behalf. There are legal and financial penalties for fraudulent and/or bad-faith claims. Please make sure you are the actual rights holder, or you have a good-faith belief that the material was removed in error, and that you understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.
To learn more about the DMCA and 512, check out the following resources: