Crierspost abides by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) by responding to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material that is controlled or operated by Crierspost that is claimed to be infringing, in which case we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter notification, also in accordance with the DMCA.

Crierspost does not control content hosted on third party applications or websites, and cannot remove content from applications or sites it does not own or control. If you are the copyright owner of content hosted on a third party application or site, and you have not authorized the use of your content, please contact the administrator of that application or website directly to have the content removed.

If your copyright-protected work was posted on Crierspost without authorization, you may submit a copyright infringement notification (takedown notice). Be sure to consider whether fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception to copyright applies before you submit. These requests should only be sent in by the copyright owner or an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf. Before serving either a takedown copyright infringement notification or Counter-Notification, you may wish to contact a lawyer to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. The following notice requirements are intended to comply with Crierspost’s rights and obligations under the DMCA and, in particular, section 512(c), and do not constitute legal advice.

Please note that all of the following is not a substitute for legal advice and you should obtain legal advice to better understand your rights and obligations under the DMCA and applicable laws.

Notice of Infringing Material

For takedown notices to be legally effective, they must be provided to Crierspost’s designated agent in writing and include substantially the following:

  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 claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

  3.  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 service provider to locate the material.

  4.  Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

  5.   A statement that the complaining party has 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.

  6.  A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Then send this notice to:

By Mail: DMCA Agent: Jenna Acuff
153 Valencia Dr.
Vista, CA 92083-5820
By Email: jenna@crierspost.com

Notice From Crierspost of Copyright Infringement

If you get an email from Crierspost of a copyright infringement, that means your video has been taken down from Crierspost because a copyright owner sent us a complete and valid legal request asking us to do so. When a copyright owner formally notifies us that you don’t have their permission to post their content, we take down your upload to comply with copyright law. Should you receive three or more notifications from Crierspost that you have infringed on copyrighted material, Crierspost has the complete discretion to suspend your account.

Keep in mind that videos can be removed from Crierspost for different reasons, not all of which are copyright-related.

Counter-Notification

If material that you have posted to Crierspost has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification. A counter notification is a legal request for Crierspost to reinstate a video that has been removed for alleged copyright infringement. The process may only be pursued in instances where the upload was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, such as fair use. It should not be pursued under any other circumstances. Keep in mind that videos can be removed from Crierspost for different reasons, not all of which are copyright-related.

Counter notifications must be submitted by the video’s original uploader or an agent authorized to act on their behalf, such as an attorney and contain the following details:

  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 disabled;

  2.   A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;

  3.   Your name, address and telephone number;

  4.   A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for any judicial district in which Crierspost may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who submitted a notice in compliance with the section (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, as generally described above;

  5.   Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:

By Mail: DMCA Agent: Jenna Acuff
153 Valencia Dr.
Vista, CA 92083-5820
Email: jenna@crierspost.com

Please note that when we forward the counter notice, it will include the full text of the counter notice, including any personal information you provide. The claimant may use this information to file a lawsuit against you in order to keep the content from being restored to Crierspost. By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.