Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice and Takedown Procedures
MP3 Rocket respects copyright laws and encourages copyright owners to notify MP3 Rocket at copyright[at]mp3rocket.me if there is any concern about copyright infringement. It is MP3 Rocket policy to respond to all clear notices of alleged copyright infringement.
If you are not a representative of a lawfirm and some of the terms contained within this policy are confusing to you, please see this sample notice for an easy to use template. If our policy is still unclear to you, please contact a lawfirm that understands DMCA procedures and/or one of the many service organizations dedicated to handling copyright online.
For more information on copyrights please see: Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Students.
On the subject of jurisdiction, please refrain from sending allegedly infringing links to content which was NOT produced in your country, unless representatives of either the Canadian or US rights-holders have contacted us prior to your notice being sent. They'll need to email us a note giving you explicit permission to submit takedowns on their behalf, as well as provide their name, phone number and job title. This requirement is so that if for some reason you fail to understand repeated warnings about accuracy -- such as sending us links which neither you nor the rights-holder could possibly be construed as owning, we have someone to speak to about your lack of accuracy (under penalty of perjury).
This page describes the information that should be present in these notices.
Note: Our servers and software are hosted in Canada and not directly covered by USA DMCA laws. We are required to follow Canadian notice and takedown procedures, officially called, "Notice and Notice", for more information on Canadian Notice and Notice takedown procedure please see: The Canadian Copyright Reform Act C-11.
However to show good faith to all copyright owners, and to protect legal format-shifting and space-shifting worldwide, we have chosen to follow this copyright policy and procedure modeled after the more stringent USA DMCA, which has worked for copyright owners in the past, and we find this notice procedure and takedown process to be fair and reasonable.
For more information on DCMA please see: The Ultimate DMCA Guide for Students.
Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any file or other content or link infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our us with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) which is incorporated by reference):
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(this means write your full legal name, such as "John T. Doe" towards the bottom of your email)
(ii) 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;
(please keep this list and the list of links separated to cut down on confusion)
(iii) 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 the service provider to locate the material;
(a list of web URLs, one per line, with nothing preceeding or following them on the same line)
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
(telephone numbers are important if you'd like us to give you a call if something in your notice is improper)
(v) 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; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification 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.
MP3 Rocket's designated contact to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:
MP3 Rocket Support
WARNING: These contacts are for copyright takedown requests by their rightful owner and representatives ONLY. Not for legal advice, technical support or requests for interviews. Abuse of these contacts for any other purpose than copyright issues or from anyone other than the rightful owner or representative will be dealt with harshly, possibly with the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction.
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the DMCA Copyright Agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Below is a DMCA form you may use for efficiency:
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the "ABC Guide" by John Doe, published by Jones Publishing, ISBN #0123456789").
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
FOR WEB OR INTERNET SEARCH, YOU MUST IDENTIFY EACH SEARCH RESULT THAT DIRECTLY LINKS TO A WEB PAGE OR FILE THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS INFRINGING MATERIAL. This requires you to provide (a) the search query that you used, and (b) the URL for each allegedly infringing search result.
For example, suppose (hypothetically) that you conducted a search on MP3 Rocket using the query "ABC", and found that the third and fourth results directly link to a web page or file that you believe infringes the copyrighted text you identified in item #1 above. In this case, you would provide the following information:
Search Query: ABC
Infringing Web Pages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLmZbBh83-I (etc)
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