Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
If you believe that material available on our sites, including those hosted at Beam.social, infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by submitting a DMCA notice. After we receive a valid and complete notice, we will investigate, remove the material, and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material, via email.
Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to sites hosted on third party servers.
Beam.social is a publishing platform where bloggers often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, its important to consider whether the material used falls underfair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a Beam.social site infringes on your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity infringes on your copyright.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such asLumenDatabase.org. A note will also be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright owner who submitted the takedown notice. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result ofLenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.
Please follow these steps to file a notice:
As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users and/or sites that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we wont share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy, we believe that it strikes the right balance: it protects the rights of copyright owners and protects legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.
You can mail your complaint to our legal team:
PO Box 613104
San Jose, CA 95161
You must include the following: