At Totally Rad Times, we take copyright and trademark issues seriously. As an editorial news outlet and historical information source, we follow fair use guidelines for reporting, research, education and commentary.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized agent of a copyright owner, and you believe in good faith that that any content infringes upon your copyrights and has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes or violates any work or other intellectual property you own or control or of a third party in which you are authorized to act on its behalf, you may submit a notification of the alleged infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work or material that you claim has been infringed, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material and verify its existence, including at a minimum, its location, if applicable the URL of the link(s) shown on the Website where such material may be found and screenshots.
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail;
4. 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; and
5. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Include both of the following statements in the body of the Complaint:
“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
- “I hereby state that the information in this Complaint is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
6. Submit notifications of claimed infringement directly to our designated Copyright Agent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit the Complaint. Please remember by submitting a Complaint you will be initiating a legal process, so do not make any false claims.
For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to the company’s customer service. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Upon receipt of a valid Complaint, our policy is to remove or disable access to any content that we believe in good faith is infringing or violating the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of any third party, and to notify that we have removed or disabled access to such content.
For more information on our legal process for resolving disputes, please see our Terms of Service