DMCA “Safe Harbors” Provision

The DMCA “safe harbors” provision protect service providers from monetary liability based on the alleged infringing activities of third parties. To receive these protections service providers must comply with the conditions set forth in Section 512, including “notice and takedown” procedures that give copyright holders a quick and easy way to request image removal.

DMCA Image Removal Request

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Social City Guides will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed through the aggregation of social media content on our website (the “Site”).
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by notifying us of the Alleged Infringement. Upon receipt of the Notice, Social City Guides will remove the challenged material from the Site.
Submit an email notice to kirk@socialcityguides.com and provide the following information:
  1. Identify the copyrighted work(s) that you claim has been infringed, and include a copy of the image(s) so we can easily locate and remove the image(s).
  2. Provide information to help us to locate the material, including the city name at the top of the page and the URL of the webpage.
  3. Provide your name and email address.
  4. In your email, include the subject line: DMCA Copyrighted Image Removal
  5. Include a statement (like the following example) in the body of the email Notice:
    “I hereby state that the image(s) listed in this email is not authorized for use by the copyright owner. I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright that is allegedly infringed. Please remove the disputed image(s) in a timely manner.”