Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

It is Mersenne Law’s policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we take action in response to a notice, we may try to notify the alleged infringer or the operator of the affected site.

We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. We may post the content of your notice on our website or provide it to another website for posting, and we may publish it in any other form or present it to a court of competent jurisdiction for further action.

This page provides instructions for filing the following types of complaints:

  • Infringement Notification
  • Counter notification

Infringement Notification

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must send a written communication to the address registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. The communication must include the details listed below.

Please be aware that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorney fees) if you misrepresent that information on our systems infringes your copyrights. We suggest that you consult an attorney for assistance before filing a claim.

Your written notice must provide the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.
  2. Identification of the material at this site that is to be removed (or to which access is to be disabled), including information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate this material.  A URL at this site is sufficient.  A screenshot, title or other description may not be sufficient.
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as a mailing address or a telephone number.  An email address may also be provided.
  4. A statement that you have 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.
  5. A statement that the information in your notice 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.
  6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  7. If you are not the person who provides the signature in item 6, then you must provide evidence that you are authorized to act on behalf of the person who signed the written notice.

A notice that omits any required information may not be effective, or may be impossible to respond to timely.  Mersenne Law cannot accept responsibility for incomplete or inadequate notices.

Counter Notification

The administrator of an affected site or the provider of affected content may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. When we receive a counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.