Date of Last Revision: August 24, 2016.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE: The 15 Seconds Of Fame Web Sites, mobile applications, and other online services (“15SOF Services”) operated by 15 Seconds of Fame, Inc. (“15SOF”) may permit the submission of content and information, including, but not limited to, photographs, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums, information, messages, software, communications and any other material submitted by you and other users (“User Materials”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Materials. You agree to be solely responsible for your User Materials and for any consequences associated with posting or publishing them.
15SOF does not tolerate copyright infringing activities on its 15SOF Services. However, 15SOF does not monitor User Materials for copyright infringement.
15SOF abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we will remove any User Materials if properly notified that such User Materials infringe on another’s intellectual property rights.
In addition, 15SOF reserves the right to remove User Materials without prior notice. 15SOF will also terminate a User’s access to the 15SOF Services, if he or she is determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had User Materials removed from the 15SOF Services more than twice.
While we are not obligated to review User Materials for copyright infringement, we are committed to protecting intellectual property rights and expect users of the 15SOF Services to do the same. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe in good faith that any User Materials or other content displayed on the 15 SOF Services infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- 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 service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
- 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; and
- 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.
15SOF ‘s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:
15 Seconds of Fame, Inc.
ATTN: Copyright Agent
Business & Legal Affairs
461 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016, 9th Floor
Telephone: 855-815-FAME (3263)
Fax: (646) 612-7655
Report Copyright Infringement by writing or emailing us at the contact information above.
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to 15SOF customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Keep in mind that you do not need a 15SOF account to provide a DMCA notice.
Please also keep in mind that you do not own the copyright to a photo or other work just because you appear in it. If you are unsure about your rights, it may be helpful to first seek legal guidance before contacting 15SOF. You may also be able to resolve a matter without involving 15SOF by contacting the person who you believe is infringing your rights directly. Keep in mind that submitting intentionally misleading notices of infringement may be punishable under the DMCA and similar statutes in other countries. (see 17 U.S.C. 512(f) for further details).
Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Materials that were removed (or to which access was disabled) are not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your User Materials, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the User Materials that have been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the User Materials appeared before they were removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the User Materials were removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the User Materials; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which your address is located, or, if you live outside the United States, for the District of Delaware, where 15SOF is incorporated, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, 15SOF may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed User Materials or cease disabling them in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the User Materials provider, member or user, the removed User Materials may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at 15SOF’s sole discretion.
DMCA notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov for details.