Intellectual property right protection
Published: November 2019
Effective: December 2019
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Circuit ID™ may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in this document. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Circuit ID™, the furnishing of this document does not give the customer any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.
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Circuit ID™ is committed to helping parties protect their
intellectual property rights. Under the
provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), copyright owners
have an opportunity to protect their rights in copyrighted content by notifying
a service provider about conduct which they believe to be an infringement of
such rights and making a demand that the allegedly infringing content be
· To notify Circuit ID™ of an alleged copy right infringement, follow the instructions in Part I.
· If you are responding to an allegation of infringement, follow the instructions in Part II.
PART I. Sending Notification of Alleged Infringement
A. Sending Your Notification
If you have a good faith belief that material on a system or network controlled or operated by Circuit ID™ infringes your exclusive copyright, Circuit ID™ requires that you provide written notification to Circuit ID™’s designated agent via email, fax or mail at the address in Part III.
To be effective, a written notification must include all of the following information:
1. Signature. A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
2. Information about your copyright. 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 on that site;
3. Information about the allegedly infringing material. 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 Circuit ID™ to locate the material;
4. Contact information. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Circuit ID™ to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
5. Statement of good faith. 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; and
6. Statement of authorization. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is the owner, or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
B. After Circuit ID™ Receives Your Notification
you provide Circuit ID™ with effective notification, then Circuit ID™ will:
· Reply to you to confirm receipt of the notification;
· Forward a copy your written notification to the alleged infringer requesting removal of the allegedly infringing material within 24 hours; and
· Disable access to the allegedly infringing material or the alleged infringer’s account if the alleged infringer fails to remove such material within 24 hours of Circuit ID™’s notification.
2. An alleged infringer may send Circuit ID™ a Counter Notification in response to your notification (see Part II below). If Circuit ID™ notifies you that it has received a Counter Notification, Circuit ID™ will re-enable the allegedly infringing material or account within 1014 business days following receipt of the Counter Notification UNLESS Circuit ID™ receives a written notification from you that you are seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity (an “Action Notification”). Your Action Notification must be received by Circuit ID™ prior to Circuit ID™’s re-enabling the account or re-enabling access to the material. Following timely receipt of your notification of filing an action, Circuit ID™ will promptly:
· Inform the alleged infringer of the complaining party’s notification of filing an action seeking a court order and that access to the account or material will remain disabled.
· Refrain from re-enabling the alleged infringer’s access to the account or information.
PART II. Responding to a Notification of a Claim of Copyright Infringement
A. Sending Counter Notification
If you have received a notification alleging copyright infringement and you believe in good faith that the allegedly infringing material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled was done so by mistake or misidentification, you may provide Circuit ID™ with a counter notification (“Counter
Notification”) by sending it to Circuit ID™’s designated agent via email, fax or mail at the address in Part III.
To be considered effective, the written Counter Notification to Circuit ID™’s designated agent must include all of the following information:
o Identification of allegedly infringing material. 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.
o Signature. Your physical or electronic signature;
o Statement of good faith. A statement under penalty of perjury that the alleged infringer has a good faith belief that the material was removed or access to it was disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
o Contact information. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Circuit ID™ to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; and
o Consent. A statement that the alleged infringer consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if the alleged infringer’s
Address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Circuit ID™ may be found and that the alleged infringer will accept service of process from the complaining party or an agent of the complaining party.
B. After Circuit ID™ Receives Your Counter Notification
Upon receipt of an effective Counter Notification, Circuit ID™ will:
· Confirm receipt of your Counter Notification;
· Provide the complaining party with a copy of the Counter Notification, and inform the complaining party that Circuit ID™ will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within 10 to 14 business days unless the complaining party provides written notification to Circuit ID™ that the complaining party has filed an action in court to restrain access to the allegedly infringing material.
Replace the removed material and cease disabling
access to within 10 to 14 business days following receipt of the Counter
Notification, unless Circuit ID™ first receives an Action Notification from the
PART III. Designated Agent Contract Information
Designated Agent: Legal Department
Attn: Legal Department
1055 West 7th Street
Penthouse 33rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
CIRCUIT ID™ RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY CUSTOMER THAT IT PERCIEVES TO BE INFRINGING ANOTHER PARTYS INTELLECTUAL PROPERY RIGHTS.
THIS DMCA POLICY IS ADMINISTERED BY CIRCUIT ID™ FOR THE BENEFIT OF BOTH ITS CUSTOMERS AND THE PROTECTION OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERY RIGHTS CIRCUIT ID™ MAY UPDATE THIS POLICY WITHOUT NOTICE. THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS POLICY MAY BE FOUND AT https://www.circuitid.com/legal.html