The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C § 512 et seq) (“DMCA”) establishes certain requirements for notifying online service providers of alleged copyright infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send notice of your claim to:
- Micfo, LLC.
C/O Abuse Department
400 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30339
Micfo will work to expeditiously remove content that is the subject of a notice prepared according to the DMCA. To be effective, your notice of copyright infringement must be written and must include the following information. For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3):
- I. Your signature or the signature of a person authorized to act on your behalf;
- II. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim to have been infringed;
- III. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing as well as information reasonably sufficient to permit Micfo to locate the material;
- IV. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Micfo to contact you, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- V. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent or the law; and
- VI. A statement that, under penalty of perjury, the information in your notification is accurate and that under penalty of perjury you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
Please be aware that under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs and attorneys’ fees.
Counter Notification. Users that are the subject of a DMCA copyright notice may prepare a written counter notification under 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3). Please be aware that under the DMCA, users may be liable for damages if they materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyright(s) of another, court costs and attorneys’ fees. To file a counter notification with Micfo, please provide a written communication to Micfo’s Designated Copyright Agent (address provided above) setting forth the following items:
- I. A physical or electronic signature of the User;
- II. Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled, and its prior location;
- III. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the User has a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification;
- IV. The User’s name, address and telephone number(s);
- V. A statement that the User consents to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the User’s address is located, or, if the User’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Micfo may be found; and
- VI. A statement that the User will accept service of process from the complainant or the complainant’s agent.
Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, Micfo will provide the complaining party with a copy of the counter-notification. The complaining party will then have ten (10) business days to notify the Designated Copyright Agent that it has filed a request for a court order to restrain the infringing activity.