DMCA Compliance Policy

Booktrope’s policy is to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright

infringement, and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512 (“DMCA”). (For purposes of this policy, Booktrope refers to Libertary Company which does business as Booktrope and Booktrope Editions.)

Notice of claim of copyright infringement.

Notices of claims of copyright infringement must be submitted in writing, and must:

(1) Identify each copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed; if multiple copyrighted works in a collection or site are alleged to have been infringed, each must be identified;

(2) Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit Booktrope to locate the material and distinguish it from material not alleged to be infringing;.

(3) Provide the complainant’s contact information, including your physical address, telephone number, and, if available, complainant’s e-mail address.

(4) Certify that the complainant has a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.

(5) Certify that the information that provided by complainant to Booktrope is accurate. The complainant must provide an attestation under penalty of perjury that s/he is authorized to enforce the copyrights that have allegedly have been infringed.

(6) Include a valid physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, with name, address, telephone number and email address of such person..

In order to make a good faith complaint of copyright infringement, a complainant should carefully confirm that the complained of material is, in fact, infringing. There is helpful information for determining whether an exception to copyright might apply. http://www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ1.html,

This notice must be sent to our designated notification agent, identified below.

Counter Notice

If material you have submitted to Booktrope for publication or use on our website is disabled due to the takedown procedure described above, and you believe that your material does not infringe on copyright as claimed by the complaining person, you may submit a counter notice, which must provide the following information:

(1) State that access to your material was disabled due to operation of the notice and takedown procedure,

(2) Identify the material that has been removed, and if it was on our website, designate its URL prior to removal.

(3) State, under penalty of perjury:

Your name, address, and telephone number,

That you “have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as result of mistake or misidentification of the material,”

That you “consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located.”

This notice must be sent to our designated notification agent, identified below.

Notice, Takedown, and Putback Procedure

Booktrope expects all users of its system to comply with applicable copyright laws. If Booktrope receives notice of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond appropriately, which may include removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. Booktrope will follow the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as to notifications of users and the complaining parties, acceptance of counter notifications, takedown and/or putback of the alleged infringing material.

Repeat Infringers

If an accountholder or user of the Booktrope site is clearly established to be a repeat violator of copyrights, Booktrope may terminate that account.

Notification Agent

Booktrope has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on Booktrope’s web site or other publications. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed in a Booktrope publication or on our sites, please notify us using the following contact information: :

Agent: Kenneth Shear, publisher

E-Mail: dmca AT Booktrope dot com

Mail: 1463 Republican East, Number 37A, Seattle WA 98112