Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy
US Open info respects the legitimate rights of copyrights owners and has adopted an efficient notice and takedown procedure as required by the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The notice and takedown procedure is described below.
1. Instructions on How to Write and Send a Proper DMCA Notice
1.1 The DMCA provides a legal procedure by which you can request us to remove content infringing your intellectual property rights. A proper DMCA Notice will notify the Company of particular facts in a document signed under penalty of perjury. To file a notice of infringement with the Company, you must provide a written communication (by email or regular mail) that contains the information specified in Section 1.3.
1.2 The Company would like to inform you that you will be liable for damages, including costs and attorney’s fees if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyright(s). Therefore, if you are not sure if you are the proper copyright holder or if copyright laws protect the material of yours, you may need to consult a lawyer.
1.3 In order to write a proper DMCA notice, please perform the following steps:
Identify with sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has to been infringed;
Identify 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 Company to locate the material;
Provide us with information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
Add the following statement: “I 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”;
Add the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”;
Sign the document; and
Send the document to the following address:
E-Mail: [email protected]
2. Writing and Submitting a Counter-Notification
2.1 If your content is removed due to the operation of Company’s notice and takedown procedure described above, and you believe the takedown was improper, you may submit a counter-notification. To file a counter-notification, you must provide a written communication (by email or regular mail) that contains the information specified in Section 2.3.
2.2 The Company would like to inform you that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorney’s fees) if you materially misrepresent that the takedown was improper. Therefore, in order to assess the takedown, you may need to consult a lawyer.
2.3 To write a proper counter-notification, please perform the following steps:
Identify 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;
Notify name, address, and telephone number;
Include the following statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located]”;
Include the following statement: “I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent”;
Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”;
Sign the document; and
Send the written communication to our designated agent to: