Copyright/IP Policy

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Copyright and Intllectual Property Policy

BeenThereAteThat has great respect for intellectual property rights. It is our policy, in appropriate circustances and at our discreation, to disable and/or terminate the account of users who may infringe upon the or other intellectual property rights of been there BeenThereAteThat, our members and/or other members or entities. 

Copyright Infringement Notification

If you believe that someone has infringed upon your copyrighted material, these are the steps you need to take to file a copyright infringement notification, according to Section 512(c)(3) of the United States Copyright Act:

Provide a written communication to us that includes substantially the following:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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.

(vi) 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.

Such written notice of Copyright Infringement should be sent to our designated agent as follows: 

Copyright Infringement Notification
BeenThereAteThat, Inc.
412 Mississippi St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: 415-829-7936

If you are submitting a Copyright Infringement Notification electronically, place all the required information in the body of your email. Due to security concerns, attachments to emails cannot be accepted. Therefore, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the United States Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability:

(f) MISREPRESENTATIONS. Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents under this section -

(1) that material or activity is infringing, or

(2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification,

shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.

To confirm Copyright Infringement Notification requirements or to obtain additional information, please consult your legal counsel or the  United States Copyright Act