License Lounge, Inc.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance Policy
It is the policy of License Lounge, Inc. (“Company”) to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512. Pursuant to the DMCA, Company has a designated agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring through the website(s) which Company owns and operates, which include (1) www.licenselounge.com and its related sites/platforms which allow its users to post and license content (2) beats.licenselounge.com the (“Beat Licensing Platform”) and (3) sync.licenselounge.com (the “Sync Licensing Platform”)(collectively 1, 2 and 3 are referred to herein as the “Website”).
WARNING: Company shall immediately terminate any disable any members account which contains or posts Content found or determined to infringe the copyright of another and/or which receives more than two take-down notices of Content within any six (6) month period
Under the authority of the designated agent, the Company will acknowledge receipt and handle all complaints alleging infringement violations subject to your compliance with the following terms and conditions:
Contents of Notice
The DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement must be in writing. When informing-notifying the designated agent that Content posted to the Website allegedly infringes the copyright of another the notice must :
- Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed.
- Describe the material that is claimed to be infringed upon and provide sufficient information to permit Western Michigan University to locate that material.
- Include contact information of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner. Contact information must include name, address, telephone number and email address.
- Certify or include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.
- Certify that the information that you have provided Western Michigan University is accurate. You should attest under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed.
Company may not be able to act on the complaint promptly, or at all, if the copyright holder, or its designate do not provide the information required in the “Contents of Notice.”
Contents of Counter-Notices from Content Owners
- A physical or digital signature of the Content owner;
- A description of the Content removed from the Website;
- A statement that the Content owner believes in good faith that the Content was removed by mistake or because it was misidentified;
- The page owner’s name, address and phone number and his or her consent to jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for that address or any Federal District Court if the address is foreign; and
- A statement that the page owner will accept service of process from the complainer.
Notice and Take-Down Procedure
All users of the Company’s Website (s), platforms, networks and services are expected to comply with applicable copyright laws, however if Company is notified of an alleged copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts or circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond appropriately. This may include removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringed. Company will follow the procedures outlined in the DMCA with regard to appropriate notifications. Upon receipt of the proper counter notifications from the Content poster, containing all of the required information as detailed above, Company will (i) provide the complainer with a copy of the counter-notice and notify the complainer that Company will put back the alleged infringing Content onto the Website within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days. Company will put the Content back onto the Website within that time frame unless it receives notice from the complainer that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the Content Owner from its use of the Content. See a summary of DMCA provisions
US Copyright Law and Company Policy
Individuals who infringe copyright protected materials using Company’s Website , platforms, networks and services are subject to legal action as stated in the Company’s Terms and Conditions of Use and/or the Content Administration Agreements for the Beat Licensing Platform and the Sync Licensing Platform.
For more information on the U.S. copyright law and the DMCA, visit the United States Copyright Office website. They have a variety of circulars and forms available, online or printed, which can provide answers and guidance to copyright questions and issues. Their circular, Copyright Basics, has concise explanations and descriptions of what you must do to keep from infringing copyrights of others, as well as protecting your own creative works. Additional resources are available online. Company will provide you with additional information as it pertains to specific Content that you wish to submit to the Site.
Jon D. Jekielek, Esq.
Jekielek & Janis, LLP
31 Cloverhill Place
Montclair, NJ 07042