Informationcradle.com is a publishing platform where independent authors publish content on our platform following a strict set of editorial guidelines.
We expect our authors and users to respect the intellectual property rights of others.
Discouragement of Copyright Infringement
We ask authors and users of InformationCradle to take care to avoid infringing copyrights of others. If you infringe copyrights of others, Your Content may be removed or suspended in whole or part. It is our policy, in appropriate circumstances and our discretion, to disable and/or terminate accounts of authors and users who repeatedly infringe or are charged repeatedly with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
Recourse for Copyright Owners: Reporting Complaints with a DMCA Notice
We also provide a mechanism for copyright owners, or those authorized to act on behalf of an owner of a copyright, to report infringing use of their content on the InformationCradle Platform. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”), we will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement that are reported to us. We provide you the requirements of a proper complaint below. For your convenience, the entire text of the DMCA can be found online at: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
DMCA Complaint Notice
In order to provide us a DMCA compliant notice that complies with the DMCA’s requirements (“DMCA Notice”), you should:
- Provide your contact information, including your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address.
- Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works are covered in your DMCA Notice, you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
- Provide information reasonably sufficient for us to locate each instance of allegedly infringing material that you are requesting to be removed or disabled. (For example, by providing each URL where the material may be found on InformationCradle Platform.)
- Include the following statements in the body of the DMCA Notice:
I declare that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).
I declare that the information in this DMCA Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed.
- Include a physical or electronic signature (e.g. typing your printed name)
- Deliver this DMCA Notice, with all items completed to InformationCradle using the following Email Address:
- If you are unable to use this Email address for whatever the reason you can use firstname.lastname@example.org
- As a last recourse when all the above has failed, use this Email addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright and DMCA Notices Process
The process begins when a copyright holder submits a request to us, claiming that their content is published on our site without their permission. After that, here’s what happens:
- We review the notice.
- If the notice is valid, we remove the content.
- We notify the author and reply to the copyright holder to let them know we’ve taken action.
- We suspend the account of the author/user if they don’t counter the notice or take remedial measures.
- If the author/user believes they have the right to use the content or that the notice was submitted incorrectly, we review and process their counter-notice.
- We restore the content if the copyright holder doesn’t take further legal action within 10 business days.
Before Submitting a DMCA Notice
Before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on InformationCradle.com infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing.
You are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process.
If we become aware that one of our authors is a repeat copyright infringer, it is our policy to take reasonable steps within our power to terminate them.