BioCentury DMCA Infringement Notification Policy

Updated October 7, 2010

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to BioCentury as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, www.copyright.gov) but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.


 

 

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, 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 remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. Please note that in addition to being forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content, a copy of this legal notice may be sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation.
 
      • Infringement notification
      • Counter notification
 

Infringement Notification
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail — not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://www.example-author.com/html/agreement.htm") or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed.

2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in Item #1 above.

3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit BioCentury to contact you (email address is preferred).

4. Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit BioCentury to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing webpage or other content (email address is preferred).

5. Include the following statement: "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."

6. 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."

7. Sign the paper.

8. Send the written communication to the following address:

    BioCentury Publications, Inc.
    Attn: DMCA Legal Complaints
    1000 Bridge Parkway Suite 210
    Redwood City, CA.94065

OR fax to:

    (714) 363-5435, Attn: BioCentury Legal Support, DMCA Complaints

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is sent to a third-party partner for publication and annotation. As such, your letter (with your personal information removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects (www.chillingeffects.org) for publication. You can see an example of such a publication HERE. A link to your published letter will be displayed on BioCentury's web site in place of the removed content.

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.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail — not by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. A sample counter notification may be found HERE.

To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify the specific URLs or other unique identifying information of material that BioCentury has removed or to which BioCentury has disabled access.

2. 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 address is located (or San Mateo County, California if your address is outside of the United States), 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.

3. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that each message, or other 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."

4. Sign the paper.

5. Send the written communication to the following address:

    BioCentury Publications, Inc.
    Attn: BioCentury Legal Support, DMCA Counter Notification
    1000 Bridge Parkway Suite 210
    Redwood City, CA 94065

OR fax to:

    (714) 363-5435 Attn: BioCentury Legal Support, DMCA Counter Notification

Account Termination
BioCentury will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of account holders or subscribers who are repeat infringers. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact BioCentury and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer.