Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice
If you believe that material available on our sites, including those hosted at Socialmusics.com, infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by providing a DMCA notice. Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove the material and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email.
Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to sites hosted on third party servers.
Before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a Socialmusics.com site infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.
Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as ChillingEffects.org. A note will also be placed on the page in question detailing the name of the copyright holder who submitted the takedown notice.
Please follow these steps to file a notice:
- Verify that the content in question is hosted by Socialmusics.
- Contact the user directly. See if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the user.
- Send your complaint to our designated agent (firstname.lastname@example.org), if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the user.
As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy (we don’t want anyone to game the system, after all), we believe that it strikes the right balance of protecting the rights of copyright owners as well as protecting 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.