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Last updated October 20, 2006
The Austin Chronicle is committed to complying with U.S. copyright law and we expect you to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet. Under the DMCA, copyright owners may contact the authorized agent of Web site to report alleged infringements of their protected works appearing on Web pages. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint satisfying the requirements of the DMCA, The Austin Chronicle will remove or block access to the allegedly infringing material. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed, you may submit a counter-notice to The Austin Chronicle. Customers who are the subject of a DMCA notification that meets the below criteria may be subject to account termination at The Austin Chronicle's sole discretion. The Austin Chronicle will not be a party to disputes over alleged copyright infringement.
If you believe that your copyrights have been infringed, or if a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, we advise that you seek legal counsel. We are providing the following information to you for informational purposes only.
If you believe that a Web page hosted by The Austin Chronicle is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may file a complaint of such claimed infringement with The Austin Chronicle's designated agent in the manner described below.By Mail:
You should be aware that, under the DCMA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys fees.
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, you may file a counter-notification with The Austin Chronicle's designated agent at the address listed above. Such counter-notification must contain the following information:
If The Austin Chronicle receives a valid counter-notification, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored, or access re-enabled.
Please be advised that U.S. copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.
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