BELLA DMCA (COPYRIGHT) NOTIFICATIONS AND COUNTER-NOTIFICATIONS PROCESS
Last Updated: January 2019
BELLA respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Each user is responsible for ensuring that the materials they upload to the Bella Site do not infringe any third party copyright.
BELLA will promptly remove materials from the Bella Site in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") if properly notified that the materials infringe a third party's copyright. In addition, BELLA may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers.
1. Filing a DMCA Notice to Remove Copyrighted Content-for Copyright Holders
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with a written notice containing the following information:
Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
A description of where on the Bella Site the material that you claim is infringing may be found, sufficient for BELLA to locate the material (e.g., the URL).
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement by you UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Your electronic or physical signature.
You may submit this information via email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Repeat Infringer Policy
BELLA will terminate user accounts that have been the subject of three (3) separate DMCA notices. In the event a user’s materials are removed due to a DMCA notice and then subsequently restored due to the filing of a DMCA counter-notification, BELLA will treat the underlying DMCA notice as withdrawn.
In filing a DMCA notice or counter-notification, please make sure that you have complied with all of the above requirements. If we request additional information necessary to make your DMCA notice or counter-notification complete, please provide that information promptly. If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notice or counter-notification may not be processed further.
In addition, please make sure that all of the information you provide is accurate. UNDER SECTION 512(f) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MATERIALLY MISREPRESENTS THAT MATERIAL OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING OR WAS REMOVED OR DISABLED BY MISTAKE OR MISIDENTIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY.
Bella may disclose any communications concerning DMCA notices or other intellectual property complaints with third parties, including the users who have posted the allegedly infringing material, and may provide DMCA notices to Chilling Effects
If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA notice, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), for more information. If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA counter-notification, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), for more information.
4. Trademark Law and Infringement
If you believe a Bella member is infringing on your trademark, please file a trademark complaint and a Bella moderator will investigate your claim right away.
5. Privacy Violation