It is A Small Orange's policy to respond to valid notices of alleged copyright infringement. As a web hosting provider based in the United States, most issues related to copyright infringement we see fall under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Our policies related to compliance with the DMCA are included below.
Complaints must be filed in the form of either an email, letter or a faxed document. Our contact information is as follows:
Please only send your complaint via one of the mediums listed above. It is not necessary to send it to us in multiple formats.
All complaints, regardless of how they are submitted, must include the following: a reasonably sufficient amount of contact information (including a working phone number), reasonably sufficient and specific information about the alleged violation, correct formatting in accordance with DMCA requirements (detailed below).
The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the full text of which can be found here: www.copyright.gov).
If you wish to file a complaint with us regarding infringement, please note that you are liable if you misrepresent that any product or activity is infringing upon your copyright(s). If you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we strongly suggest that you consult an attorney before filing a complaint.
To ensure that we process your request as quickly as possible, include all of the following:
A Small Orange may document the cases of copyright infringement upon which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice will be made available to the public and/or sent to third parties who may make it available to the public.
The safe harbor provisions of DMCA requires that we notify subscribers if their materials have been removed as a result of an alleged copyright infringement. These provisions also require us to give the subscribers an opportunity to send a written notice to us stating that their material has been wrongly removed.
If a subscriber does indeed provide a proper “counter-notice” to the initial claim we will follow the counter notice provisions of the DMCA.