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Our Copyright Policy


1) Introduction

At this time, A Sanctuary.net and its sub-domains have chosen to,
(because we are not a Online Service Provider {OSP} 2 , nor are we an Internet Service Provider {ISP} 3 ,
comply with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (hereafter "DMCA")1 {to view this pdf, you will need Adobe Reader, download FREE Adobe Reader here}.
This is compliance is done only out of courtesy, and in so doing, A Sanctuary, or its sub-domains (hereafter the site), do not imply that it will continue to do so in the future.
At this time, it is our policy to respond aggressively to all notices of alleged copyright infringement.
This policy may be implemented, suspended, or removed, at any time, with, or without notice.

2) Copyright Infringement Notification - Methodology

This page identifies what information must be presented on Copyright Infringement Notification form submitted to us.
Its purpose is to assist you in submitting an accurate Copyright Infringement Notification form in an easy, clear, and straight forward manner. With this assistance, we hope to reduce or eliminate claims that are either too difficult to understand, or fraudulent in nature.
The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the U. S. DMCA1 (the text can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov ). However, we may choose to respond to notices submitted in this format from other jurisdictions as well if we so choose.

3) Types of Acceptable Communication

To file a Copyright Infringement Notification with A Sanctuary, Your Sanctuary, Survivor Of Abuse, (hereafter "we" or "us"), you must provide written communication via standard mail - NOT BY EMAIL - except to inform us of your intention to submit a Copyright Infringement Notification form as specified below.

4) Liability

You understand that in accordance to our desire to comply with the procedures set forth in the DMCA, that we, upon receipt of a Copyright Infringement Notification form, we will, pursuant to your notification, remove or disable the infringing materials, either solely or on the behalf of another. Note: YOU (NOT US) will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) caused, if you materially misrepresent that a either a product, image, quote(or other group of words {wordage}), or activity is infringing your copyright(s) (or those that you represent). In a recent case (see http://www.onlinepolicy.org/action/legpolicy/opg_v_diebold/ for more information).

A company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees. The company agreed to pay over one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00). If you are not sure whether the material available online infringes your copyright, we recommend that you contact an attorney before submitting a Copyright Infringment Notification form.

5) You agree to;

        A) Allow us to reveal the following portions of your contact information;
                1) Company name and only your first name (or your full name if no company name is registered)
                2) Company email address (or your email address if no company email exists)
        B) You can opt to have us receive and resend emails between you and the alleged infringing party (we may opt out of this after 5 emails to each party)

6) What Information Must Be Submitted

If you believe your copyrighted work(s) (or those that you represent) has / have been infringed upon any page we maintain, and you want us to remove or disable infringing materials, you must provide us with all the information requested on the Copyright Infringement Notification form.
The information requested is intended to substantially conform to the requirements set forth in the DMCA, 17 U.S.C Section 512(c)(3)(A).
You must submit or provide:
        A) A physical or electronic signature of a person that is the copyright owner, or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right(s) that is / are allegedly infringed.
        B) Identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed.
        C) Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
        D) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address where you may be contacted.
        E) 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.
        F) A statement that the information in your notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

7) You are hereby advised that:

Any notification that fails to comply with all the above requirements SHALL NOT BE considered to either provide us with actual knowledge of infringement, or make us aware of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are apparent.

8) Here is an alternative

If you (or those that you represent) desire to have only a very small part removed, such as either a single word, or a few words, and you (or those that you represent) DO NOT wish or consider it necessary to invoke the totality of the DMCA (though reserving your right to do so at a later date), you may accomplish this without the legal risk, or ramifications by submitting your concerns by emailing us at copyright@asanctuary.net.
Be sure that in the email you clearly:

        A) identify yourself and if you are the copyright
        holder or an authorized agent;

        B) identify that you wish only for the substitution of
        no more than 10 words or removal of all quoted text;

        C) identify the nature of the copyright infringment;

        D) identify its location on our site;

        E) identify the original words, followed by
        the words to be substituted, as illustrated in the
        example below.

We will email you a randomly created code that you must email back to us for verification. By coordinating our efforts we can be assured of a satisfactory result.

(you represent McCalls Magazine and
found this quote on our site):

"I read Lose Weight in McCalls magazine that said..."

We reword that quote to:

"I read an article in a magazine that said..."

9) Mailing Address For Completed Form

Mail the completed Copyright Infringement Notification Form (download the form by clicking here) to:
A Sanctuary
Attn: Tenanya R. - Copyright Notification Representative

The Copyright Infringement Notification form - is provided through this link in text form so anyone can use it


1 DMCA Title II, the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act ("OCILLA"), creates a safe harbor for online service providers (OSPs, including ISPs) against copyright liability if they adhere to and qualify for certain prescribed safe harbor guidelines and promptly block access to allegedly infringing material (or remove such material from their systems) if they receive a notification claiming infringement from a copyright holder or the copyright holder's agent. OCILLA also includes a counternotification provision that offers OSPs a safe harbor from liability to their users, if the material upon notice from such users claiming that the material in question is not, in fact, infringing. OCILLA also provides for subpoenas to OSPs to provide their users' identity.

2 OSP - an acronym for Online service provider: an entity which provides a service online, esp. any business that provides its subscribers with a wide variety of data transmitted over telecommunications lines.

3 ISP - Internet service provider: a company that offers access to the Internet and to e-mail, usually for a monthly fee.

A Information cited from wikipedia.org

B Information cited from dictionary.com

C Information cited from dictionary.com

* Note that all names, trademarks, or other reserved marks of companies, organizations, or other groups listed here on this page, or elsewhere on The Site, are held and retained entirely by those companies or organizations.

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