Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act sets out the legal requirements to report copyright infringement to a service provider like the Prometeus Labs (PL). It also explains how the person who posted the content can oppose a notice of alleged infringement by submitting a counter-notice.
This copyright policy applies to content posted on PL websites and printed materials.
Please think carefully before sending us a copyright notice or counter-notice, because the DMCA imposes legal and financial penalties for making fraudulent or bad-faith claims. If you aren’t sure whether you are the actual copyright holder or if you’re authorized to act on a rights holder’s behalf, check with an attorney before submitting a copyright notice or counter-notice to us.
To send us a notice concerning copyright infringement on a PL site, you’ll need to provide the following information:
You can report alleged copyright infringement by contacting us:
Our response to notices of copyright infringement may include removing or restricting access to allegedly infringing material. If we take either of these actions in response to a copyright notice, we’ll make a good faith effort to get in touch with the affected poster to provide information about the situation, including a copy of the takedown notice and instructions for filing a counter-notice.
If you get a message from us about a DMCA complaint, it means that the content identified in the notice has been removed from our site or access to the content has been restricted.
Please read our message carefully, because it will include information about the copyright notice we received and instructions about how to file a counter-notice.
If you receive a DMCA notification about material you’ve posted and believe that material was misidentified or removed in error, you can file a counter-notice by sending us the following information:
When we receive a valid counter-notice, we’ll promptly forward a copy to the person who sent us the copyright notice. If we aren’t told 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.