COPYRIGHT LICENSING POLICY
Voices in Space (“VIS”) prioritizes the protection of its users and their rights, including each user’s right to control his/her original content. To harmonize that interest with VIS’s goal of fostering a dynamic, accessible community, VIS has chosen to implement the Creative Commons copyright licensing scheme.
All content on the VIS Site, unless otherwise noted, is automatically licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 License. Details regarding this license may be found on the Creative Commons website at the following link:
If you wish to use an author’s work in a way that is not permitted by this license, please reach out to the author directly for his/her explicit written permission to do so.
Copyright Infringement/DMCA Policy
If VIS becomes aware of any submission that legitimately infringes on another entity’s copyright, it will immediately delete or disable access to it. However, VIS cannot monitor and analyze all submissions and must rely on notices of infringement provided by third parties. Such notices must clearly comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in order to be processed expeditiously. (See below for our suggested form of takedown notice.)
When a proper takedown notice is received, VIS will remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and/or disable or terminate the user who posted the material. If VIS removes or disables access to any such content, we will make a good-faith effort to contact the user who owns the content so that he/she may pursue a counter notification pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. (See below for our suggested form of counter notice.)
Upon receipt of such counter notification, VIS will promptly provide the entity that provided the initial infringement notification with a copy of the counter notice and inform the entity that VIS will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in not less than ten (10) nor more than fourteen (14) business days following the counter notice, unless VIS’s Designated Agent first receives notice from the entity submitting the initial infringement notification that the entity has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the user from engaging in infringing activity relating to material on the VIS Site.
Written notices of copyright infringement should be sent to VIS’s Designated Agent, whose contact information is given below:
Voices In Space
Attn: Arjun Mehra
Copyright Infringement Takedown Notification
Please provide VIS’s Designated Agent (listed above) with the following information in order to meet the DMCA’s formal requirements for a takedown notice:
1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
2. 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 the VIS to locate the material;
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the VIS to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
4. The following statement: "I 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";
5. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate, and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed"; and
6. A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, if you materially misrepresent that material is infringing your copyright(s), you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees).
Copyright Infringement Counter Notification
Please provide VIS’s Designated Agent (listed above) with the following information in order to meet the DMCA’s formal requirements for a counter notice:
1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
2. Your name, address, and telephone number;
3. The following statement: "I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located]";
4. The following statement: "I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent";
5. The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled"; and
6. Your signature, in physical or electronic form.
Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees).
In accordance with Section 512(i)(1)(a) of the DMCA, VIS will, in appropriate circumstances, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
If you have questions or concerns, contact the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org