Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
LocateBands.com is owned and operated by BigCat Interactive, Inc. (“LocateBands”) has used the following general policy toward copyright and intellectual property infringement in accordance with general U.S. intellectual property laws and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf). LocateBands will respond to notices of this form from jurisdictions other than the U.S. as well. The email address of LocateBands’ Assigned Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Assigned Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.
LocateBands may act intently to respond to a proper notice by (1) removing or disabling access to material claimed to be subject of infringing activity; and (2) removing and discontinuing service to repeat offenders. If LocateBands removes or disables access in response to such a notice, LocateBands will make a good-faith attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party (“Member”) so that they may make a counter notification to the claim.
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether the material infringes upon your intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting LocateBands.
If you believe that material residing on or accessible through the LocateBands website infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, please provide LocateBands of notice of such infringement, you may send a notice of infringement via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the type of infringement and the notice must include the following information:
When removing material from the site, LocateBands will make reasonable attempts to inform the Member of the removal, the reason for the removal, and may provide the Member with a copy of the notice and the notifying party’s contact information.
Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is received, LocateBands may remove or disable access to the material infringing upon the intellectual property. If LocateBands removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, LocateBands will make reasonable attempts to notify the Member that LocateBands has removed or disabled access to the material. Repeat offenders will have all material removed from the system and LocateBands will terminate such Members’ access to the service.
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing upon the intellectual property, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether or not the material infringes on the intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting LocateBands.
If a Member believes that their material that was removed or to which access was disabled is not infringing upon a copyright, you may send a counter-notice, pursuant to 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please do not re-list or reactivate the material yourself. The counter-notice must contain the following information.
If a counter-notice is received, LocateBands may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that LocateBands may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright or intellectual property owner files an action seeking a court order against the Member, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at LocateBands’ discretion.
Please contact LocateBands to submit Notifications of Claimed Infringement and Copyright Counter-Notices by email: email@example.com