This remark is strictly for informational purposes. It is not intended to be, and should not be interpreted as legal advice. If you suspect your intellectual property rights have been violated, or if you get a notification of infringement, you should seek legal counsel promptly.
This website (for definitions, check our website terms and conditions of use), including all content, HTML, text, and images, is copyrighted and controlled by Shepard Presentations, LLC. Every right is reserved.
Without the express prior written permission of the site owner, no part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other way.
This, of course, does not include downloading and caching this website to a personal computer for the sole purpose of viewing it, as well as any information specifically identified as replicable. This copyright notice applies to everyone, including all website visitors.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 USC 512 (“DMCA”), gives owners of copyrighted material redress if they believe their rights under US copyright law have been infringed on the Internet.
Under the DMCA, a genuine owner of copyrighted material who believes in good faith that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing their copyright but also the ISP’s designated agent, to report alleged violations of their protected business when such alleged violations appear on pages in the Internet Service Provider’s (“ISP”) system.
The owner of this website and its internet service provider are required to follow international trade law, international trade practices, and all US laws, including US copyright law. The owner and/or ISP of this website will prohibit access to the allegedly infringing material upon receipt of a properly submitted DMCA complaint. The suspected infringer will receive a copy of the notification of the alleged copyright infringement from the website owner and/or internet service provider. Anyone who feels in good faith that a copyright infringement notice has been issued incorrectly against them may file a counter-notification with the website owner and/or ISP.
Notification of alleged infringement of intellectual property rights
Please send DMCA notifications of copyright infringement allegations to:
To notify the website owner or Internet service provider of an infringement, you must send a formal letter outlining the points listed below. If you do not provide physical evidence that the website or webpage infringes your copyright, you will be held accountable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees). As a result, if you are unsure whether part of your information is covered by copyright rules, we recommend that you first consult with an attorney.
Please use the following format (with department numbers) to help us process your request more quickly:
Describe in adequate detail the allegedly infringed copyrighted work.
Identify the material you believe infringes on the copyrighted work indicated in Clause 1 above. (You must include the URL(s) of the allegedly infringing page(s), as well as a description of the specific content that you claim, infringes your copyright.)
Information that is sufficient for the website owner to contact you (at least an email address and phone number required).
Include the following acknowledgment: “I swear, under pain of perjury, that the information in the Notice is correct and that I am the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.” I further affirm that, as the owner of the copyright, I have a good faith belief that using the materials in the way complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or by law.”
See 17 USC 512(c) for more information on the information required for a valid notification (3).
Against suspected breach of copyright
If a copyright infringement notice is served on the website owner and/or ISP, the owner and/or ISP will endeavor to notify you and provide you with a copy of the copyright infringement notice. If you believe you have been falsely accused, you may file a counter-notification with the website’s owner and/or your Internet service provider. If the website owner and/or ISP receive a valid counter-notice, the DMCA allows access to the forbidden or restricted information to be restored or re-enabled.
Unless the website owner and/or internet service provider receives an opposing response, the website owner and/or service provider will replace the removed material and stop disabling access to it no later than 10 business days and no later than 14 business days after receiving the opposing response. The Internet shall first deliver notice from the complaining party that the complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order prohibiting the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activities connected to the material on this site.
Please be informed that a fraudulent counter-notification filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement in the United States carries severe penalties. As a result, if you are unsure whether part of your information is covered by copyright rules, we recommend that you first consult with an attorney.