DCMA Takedown Policy

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Introduction to the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Recearch DMCA Takedown Policy

The Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research ("The Center") complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by accepting and responding to notices of claimed infringement that comply with DMCA and other applicable laws. The procedure outlined in this document is provided in compliance with DCMA but is not, and should not be considered legal advice. We are not a law firm, and we are not qualified to offer legal advice.

US copyright law can be complex. The DMCA provides penalties for submitting claims that are erroneous or misleading. Legitimate claims that contain incomplete or ambiguous information may experience delayed processing. This document is not a complete summary of all of your rights and responsibilities as either a complaining party or the subject of a claimed infringement. For these reasons, If you are considering submitting a notice of infringement or a counter notification, you are strongly encouraged to seek professional legal counsel before proceeding in any DMCA related action.

Submitting Notification of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notification to The Center

Any notification of claimed infringement or counter notification should be sent:

Via electronic mail:

Via US Postal Service or International Mail:
DCMA Administrator
Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research
PO Box 25769
Woodbury, MN 55125-0769 USA

Notification of Claimed Infringement

The US Copyright Law, 17 U.S.C. §§ 512(c)(3), requires a notification of claimed infringement contain the following information:

  1. Identification of all of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed;
  2. Identification of each piece of content claimed to infringe the copyrighted work in sufficient detail that The Center would be able to locate it;
  3. Contact information sufficient for The Center to contact the complaining party including the name of the complaining party and one or more of the following: a physical address capable of receiving mail delivery on behalf of the complaining party, a phone number, or an electronic mail address;
  4. 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;
  5. A statement that the information provided in the notification of claimed infringement is accurate, and under the penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is either the owner of the copyright or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a right that is allegedly infringed; and
  6. A physical or electronic signature of the complaining party.
The Center's Actions Upon Receipt of a Notification of Claimed Infringement

Upon receipt of a notification of claimed infringement, The Center will review the notification for completeness. If a notification is incomplete or ambiguous, The Center will attempt to contact the complaining party and request additional information as required by the law.

Upon receipt of a complete and clear notification, The Center will expeditiously remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing. In addition, the Registered User, as defined in the The Center's Terms of Use (http://www.suicideresearch.org/terms-of-use) will be notified of our action to remove or block access to the material submitted. The Registered User has the opportunity to submit a counter notification.

If The Center receives a counter notification, we will promptly forward a copy of the counter notification to the complaining party with notification that the material removed or blocked may be returned in 10 business days or in such manner as required by law.

Counter Notification

The US Copyright Law, 17 U.S.C. §§ 512(g)(3), requires a counter notification contain the following:

  1. Identification of the material that was removed or disabled and the location where the material was before it was removed or disabled;
  2. A statement under the penalty of perjury that the Registered User had a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misrepresentation;
  3. A statement that the Registered User consents to the jurisdiction of United States District Court for the judicial district in which the Registered User lives, or if the Registered User lives outside of the United States, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and that the Registered User will accept service of process from the complaining party or an agent for the complaining party;
  4. The Registered User's name, address, and telephone number; and
  5. A physical or electronic signature.
Statement of "Repeat Infringers"

Pursuant to US Copyright Law, 17 U.S.C. §§ 512(i)(1)(A) and the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research Terms of Use, if we determine that a Registered User is a repeat infringer of another party, The Center may terminate the account of, and purge all content provided by, that Registered User.