DMCA Policy

https://www.bdma.co.in (the “Website”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), the Website will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws.

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on the Website, please notify the Website’s copyright agent, as set forth below. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

The Website’s copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement on the Website is:

[Insert name] [Insert address] [Insert phone number] [Insert email address]

If the Website receives a valid notice, it will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of the removal or disabling of the material. The Website will also advise the alleged infringer of the availability of counter notification procedures in accordance with the DMCA.

Counter Notification

If you believe that your material has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter notification with the Website’s copyright agent. To be effective, the counter notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • 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;
  • 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; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in [Insert location], and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint under DMCA or an agent of such person.

If the Website receives a valid counter notification, it will forward it to the complaining party and will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days after receipt of the counter notice, unless the copyright agent receives notice that the original complainant has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Website.

Please note that, under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.

For more information about the DMCA, please visit the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov.