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- Attn: Copyright Agent
- Wikia, Inc.
- 360 Third Street
- Suite 750
- San Francisco, CA 94107
You may email the designated agent via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Claim of copyright infringement" in the subject of your email. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent.
Claims of copyright infringement associated with this website may also be sent to :
- Michael D. Scott, Esq.
- 1211 21st Street
- Hermosa Beach, CA
- Phone: 310-408-5566
- Email: email@example.com
The DMCA requires that all infringement claims must be in writing and must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- 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;
- 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 the IT Law Wiki to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the IT Law Wiki to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under the pain and penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
Please note: Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. One company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorney's fees under this provision. See http://www.eff.org/cases/online-policy-group-v-diebold. In addition, "in order for a copyright owner to proceed under the DMCA with '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,' the owner must evaluate whether the material makes fair use of the copyright." Lenz v. Universal Music, 572 F.Supp.2d 1150, 1155 (N.D. Cal. 2008).