FAWM, LLC (“FAWM”) believes that copyrights should be protected, but realizes that deciding if copyright infringement has occurred isn’t always clear, and encourages fawmers to discuss any concerns about possible infringement and to resolve any disputes amicably. FAWM is, however, committed to protecting the rights of all creators. For that reason, FAWM has adopted this policy that allows copyright owners to protect their rights and the creators of new works to dispute allegations of infringement, as provided in 17 U.S.C. § 512 (the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA).
If you believe that any material accessible on the FAWM site or through FAWM violates any of your exclusive rights under United States copyright law have been in a manner that constitutes infringement, notify our designated agent, as required by the DMCA by email at email@example.com, or at the following address:
PO Box 5042
Pittsburgh PA 15206
United States of America
Your notification must be written and addressed to our designated agent and must provide the following information (the list below comes straight from the statute; if you do not understand the language please seek independent advice):
Upon receipt of a valid claim (i.e., a claim in which all required information is substantially provided) FAWM will, as required by the DMCA, remove or disable access to the material and notify the user who posted the allegedly infringing material that we have removed or disabled access to that material.
If material that you posted to the FAWM site was removed or disabled following an infringement notification and you believe the material was removed or disabled by mistake or as the result of misidentification, you may file a counter notification. Your counter notification must be written and addressed to our designated agent and must provide the following information (again, the list below comes straight from the statute; if you do not understand the language please seek independent advice):
Upon receipt of a valid counter notification (i.e., a claim in which all required information is substantially provided), FAWM will provide (a) a copy of the counter notification to the person who provided the notification and inform that person that FAWM will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days and (b) replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in not less than 10 or more than 14 business days, unless, before replacing the material, FAWM receives notice from the person who provided the notification that they have filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from infringing the material through FAWM.
FAWM will terminate the accounts of users who it finds, in its sole discretion, to be repeat infringers.