Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement
Effective: September 23, 2015
DOT Restoration Group respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our Site users to do the same. DOT Restoration Group may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, refuse Service and/or Site access to users who may be intentional or repeat copyright infringers. If you believe that your intellectual property has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, or if you are uncertain whether your material is protected by copyright laws, we suggest you contact an attorney knowledgeable in copyright law. United States copyright law provides that you will be liable for damages (including damages, costs and attorney’s fees) if you materially misrepresent that a website or web page is infringing your copyright.
If you do wish to file a notice of infringement related to our Site, please provide DOT Restoration Group the following information in a writing signed (either physically or digitally) by the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf:
- A detailed description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed, sufficient to identify the property;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, including the URL, the exact webpage, and a description of the specific material on the page which you claim is infringing on the copyright;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- 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. I also affirm that as the copyright owner or as agent authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”
- The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner below the above statement.
You may give the above notice to DOT Restoration Group’s IP agent to the following address:
PO Box 232
Palm Harbor, FL 34682
Counternotification to Claimed Copyright Infringement
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with DOT Restoration Group implicating you, DOT Restoration Group will attempt to notify you and provide you with a copy of the notice of copyright infringement. If you have a good faith belief that you have been wrongfully accused, you may file a counter-notification with DOT Restoration Group. If DOT Restoration Group receives a valid counter-notification, the removed or blocked information will be restored or access re-enabled. The information will be restored in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter-notification, unless DOT Restoration Group first receives notice from the complaining party that such complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on this Site.
If you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. United States copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.
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