Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. The Sing Me a Story Foundation, Inc. ("SMASF") has made significant efforts to secure clearances for all proprietary intellectual properties accessible on the SMASF website. The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider (“OSP”) concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the OSP responds under this process by taking down the offending content. If we remove or disable access to comply with the DMCA we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner to contact the owner of the removed content, who may file a counter-notification. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we can in our sole discretion determine whether to restore the content in question, although we will never do so if we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain alleged infringing activity. You may use the process below to alert us to claims of infringement other than copyright, but such notifications are not covered by the DMCA and will be handled in an appropriate manner.
Please note that these notifications and counter-notifications are real-world legal notices provided outside of the SMASF website environment. SMASF may provide copies of such notices to the participants in the dispute or third parties, at our discretion and as required by law.
To File a Notification of Infringing Content. A written notification must be made. This can be done either by email or written letter (regular U.S. mail or courier) or to our DMCA Agent at:
The Sing Me a Story Foundation
(Attn: DMCA Agent )
106 Chestnut St. East, Suite 104
Stillwater, MN 55082
Email - Austin@SingMeAStory.org
Include the following information:
a. Identification of the work(s) claimed to have been infringed and a statement of ownership to such work(s);
b. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
c. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and e-mail address at which you may be contacted;
d. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
e. Include the following statement: "I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or by protection of law";
f. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
g. Your physical or electronic signature (i.e., "/s/ [print name]"); and
h. (Optional) Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user(s) who posted the content that allegedly contains infringing material. You may also provide screenshots or other materials that are helpful to identify the works in question. (This is for identification only, not to "prove" substantive claims.)
Please note: The DMCA provides that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you falsely claim that materials infringe your copyrights. We recommend contacting an attorney if you are unsure whether your content is protected by copyright laws.