Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Delaware Valley On Line is committed to complying with U.S. copyright law and expects all end users who access some of our Services but do not have accounts ("Visitors") as well as those who pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Services ("Members") to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet. Under the DMCA, copyright owners may contact the authorized agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works appearing on Web pages hosted by the service provider. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint satisfying the requirements of the DMCA, Delaware Valley On Line will remove or block access to the allegedly infringing material. If a Member or user of the Delaware Valley On Line Service believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed, such person may submit a counternotice to Delaware Valley On Line. Delaware Valley On Line will not be a party to disputes over alleged copyright infringement.
This information should not be construed as legal advice to our Members or Visitors. If you believe that your copyrights have been infringed, or if a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, we advise that you seek legal counsel. We are providing the following information to you for informational purposes only.
Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
If you believe that a Web page hosted by Delaware Valley On Line is violating your rights under U.S. copyright law, you may file a complaint of such claimed infringement with Delaware Valley On Line's designated agent in the manner described below.
By Mail: General Counsel DVOL, 536 Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
By Telephone: 610-394-0900
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:
(For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).)
You should be aware that, under the DCMA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys fees.
Counternotification to Claimed Copyright Infringement
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, you may file a counternotification with Delaware Valley On Line's designated agent at the address listed above. Such counternotification must contain the following information:
If Delaware Valley On Line receives a valid counternotification, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored, or access re-enabled.
Please be advised that U.S. copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counternotice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.