Western Communications respects the intellectual property of others and requires that you do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (ìDMCAî), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office site at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf , we will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are duly reported to our Designated Copyright Agent identified in the notice below. We will disable and/or terminate the accounts of Users who are repeat infringers. If you believe your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Designated Copyright Agent the following information:
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on our Web Site, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a User's physical address in our records. If you believe that your user submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your user submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
In operating our Web sites, we may act as a "services provider " (as defined by DMCA) and offer services as online provider of materials and links to third-party sites. As a result, third-party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the sites. If you believe any material available via the sites infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA. We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content.