The following describes the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Compliance for our BackyardChickenNews website.
The staff members at BackyardChickenNews are committed to responding to any alleged copyright violations, should they occur. Notice of any alleged violation should take the form proposed by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act as revealed at http://www.copyright.gov.
Who And What We Are
Our website address is https://BackyardChickenNews.com and we are dedicated to curating information and news for our readers and followers.
Many people can and will contribute information and content to BackyardChickenNews. If any material infringes on the copyright of any offended party, we may remove the content from BackyardChickenNews, prevent access to it, terminate or block access for those responsible for the content, and/or any other action deemed appropriate. We may also pass along records of the incident for documentation and/or publication by third parties at our discretion.
Not Legal Advice/No Attorney-Client Relationship
If you believe your rights have been violated, it can be a serious matter. This DMCA notice exists solely to effectuate our efforts, as website owners, to prevent and eliminate infringement on intellectual property rights. It is no substitute for the assistance of competent legal counsel. Other remedies and actions, such as against an internet service provider (ISP) or a social media platform, may or may not exist. You may wish to seek legal help immediately.
For your convenience and to speed resolution, a notice of alleged infringement may be tendered to BackyardChickenNews via email, using the email address and/or contact information provided on this website at https://BackyardChickenNews.com/contact/. We warn that you will be liable for any and all statutory and common law damages, as well as court costs and attorney fees if you falsify a claim or claims that your copyrights have been violated. Since six-figure awards and penalties have already been granted for bogus complaints, you may want to seek the help of competent legal counsel.
Assuming you still wish to assert copyright violation, you should provide the following to speed up the process:
STEP 1. Identify and document the details of the copyrighted item you believe has been violated, by providing the URL to the protected work, ISBN#, or otherwise.
STEP 2. Document and identify the URL and other locations of the webpage that you assert are infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
STEP 3. Provide contact information for yourself and the information for the copyright holder. Please provide an email address and a phone number.
STEP 4. Provide information sufficient to allow us to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing webpage or other content such as a blog or forum posting (email address is preferred).
STEP 5. Since you are making a legal claim, please include the following statement in your email correspondence: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
STEP 6. Since you are making a legal claim, please include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
STEP 7. Digitally sign your affirmation in some way.
Note that the party representing the affected website or provider of content can issue a counter-notification under sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and so we may again post or link to the content in that case.
For your convenience, the counter-notification may be sent via email, using the email address and/or contact information provided on this site. We will hold you liable for any and all statutory and common law damages, as well as court costs and attorney fees if you falsify this claim and we find that others’ copyrights have NOT been violated
You should provide the following information to speed up the processing of this claim, assuming you still wish to file a counter-notice:
STEP 1. Identify the specific URLs or other unique identifying information of material that we have removed or disabled access to.
STEP 2. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your living address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
STEP 3. Since you are making a legal claim, include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each item of content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, or that the material identified by the complainant has been removed or disabled at the URL identified and will no longer be shown.”
STEP 4. Please apply your digital signature affirming your claim.
Change Notice for DMCA Compliance
As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time. Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by BackyardChickenNews, in order to protect you and our BackyardChickenNews website. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.
Copyright Warning for DMCA Compliance
The legal notices and administrative pages on this website have been reviewed by our legal team. This material may not be used in any way for any reason by entities other than BackyardChickenNews and unauthorized use will be monitored via the Copyscape service.
Questions/Comments/Concerns Regarding Our DMCA Compliance
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the contents of this page or any other page on BackyardChickenNews, you may contact us by using the tools provided at this link: https://BackyardChickenNews.com/contact/.