COPYRIGHT & DMCA NOTIFICATIONS AND COUNTER-NOTICE PROCESS (updated September 20, 2019)
Multicom respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Each user is responsible for ensuring that they do not infringe any third-party copyrights.
Multicom will promptly remove materials from the Multicom site or the Multicom application in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) if properly notified that the materials infringe a third party’s copyright. In addition, Multicom may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers.
Filing a DMCA Notice to Remove Copyrighted Content – for Copyright Holders
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with a written notice containing the following information:
You may submit this information via:
Filing a DMCA Counter-Notice to Restore Removed Content – for Multicom Users
If you believe that your material has been removed in error, please provide Multicom with a written counter-notice containing the following information:
You may submit this information via:
Please Note: We will send any complete counter-notices we receive to the person who submitted the original DMCA notice. That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of your counter-notice, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, your materials will remain removed. We will provide a copy of the original DMCA takedown notice upon request.
Repeat Infringer Policy
Multicom will terminate user accounts that have been the subject of three (3) separate DMCA notices. In the event a user’s materials are removed due to a DMCA notice and then subsequently restored due to the filing of a DMCA counter-notice, Multicom will treat the underlying DMCA notice as withdrawn.
Multicom reserves the right to terminate user accounts that are subject to fewer than three (3) DMCA notices in appropriate circumstances, such as where the user has a history of violating or willfully disregarding Multicom’s Terms of Service.
In filing a DMCA notice or counter-notice, please make sure that you have complied with all of the above requirements. If we request additional information necessary to make your DMCA notice or counter-notice complete, please provide that information promptly. If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notice or counter-notice may not be processed further.
In addition, please make sure that all of the information you provide is accurate. Under Section 512(f) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.
If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA notice or counter-notice please contact an attorney or see Sections 512(c)(3) & 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act [17 U.S.C. §§ 512(c)(3) & 512(g)(3)] for more information.
In addition to the forms we provide, you may send a DMCA notice, a DMCA counter-notice, or any inquiries concerning intellectual property to Multicom’s Copyright Agent: David Loughnot, Esq., Multicom Entertainment Group, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.