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NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING THE SERVICE PROVIDERS REFERENCED BELOW THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (e.g. REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, REPORTS OF E-MAIL ABUSE, etc.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED BELOW. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE TO SUCH INQUIRIES IF SENT TO THAT CONTACT.
Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), all notifications of claimed copyright infringement on the Local Corporation (“Local”) system or website should be sent ONLY to our Designated Agent. Local has registered the following designated agent to receive notification of claims of infringement with the Copyright Office pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c):
Roger P. Zimmerman
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
311 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01615-0156
Please be advised that, under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), if you knowingly make a material misrepresentation that online material or activity is infringing or that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be subject to heavy civil penalties. These penalties include monetary 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 your misrepresentation.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED, send your written notification to our designated agent. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), your notification must include at least the following information, or it may be IGNORED:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed work;
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Local to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Local to contact you, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
IF YOUR MATERIALS HAVE BEEN REMOVED BASED ON THE COMPLAINTS OF ANOTHER PARTY, Local will notify you that your materials have been removed due to alleged copyright infringement and will provide you with the email address of the complaining party so that you may attempt to resolve the issue. Additionally, you may submit a written counter notification with our designated agent, which must contain at least the following information pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3):
(i) Your physical or electronic signature.
(ii) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
(iii) A statement under penalty of perjury that the you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
(iv) Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.