Chronicles News DMCA Copyright Policy

Below is the general policy concerning copyright infringement at, as mandated by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To file a DMCA claim, please direct your email to copyright[at] Continue reading for a detailed look at our policy.

The Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is detailed at the conclusion of this policy.

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyright-claimed work or material.
  • Identification of the material claimed to be infringing, including its location, with enough detail so that the company can find and verify its existence.
  • Contact information of the complainant, including address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address.
  • A statement by the complainant that there is a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complainant is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Once the Designated Agent Receives Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification: It is Company’s policy:

  1. To remove or disable access to the infringing material.
  2. To notify the content provider, member, or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
  3. That repeat offenders will have the infringing material removed from the system, and that Company will terminate such content provider’s, member’s, or user’s access to the service.

Supplying a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent

If a content provider, member, or user is of the opinion that the material which was removed or to which access was disabled does not infringe upon copyright, or they maintain that they have the authorization to post and utilize such material either directly from the copyright owner, through an agent of the copyright owner, or under legal statute, they are obliged to communicate a counter-notice to the Designated Agent. This counter-notice must articulate the following elements clearly:

  • The content provider, member, or user’s physical or electronic signature.
  • Details of the content that was removed or access disabled, including its previous location.
  • A statement expressing the content provider, member, or user’s belief in good faith that the content was mistakenly removed or disabled due to an error in identifying the material.
  • Contact information of the content provider, member, or user, including name, address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  • A declaration of the content provider, member, or user’s consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court in the district where they reside, or if outside the United States, in any district where the Company operates. This includes an agreement to accept service of process from the notifier of the alleged infringement.

Upon receipt of a counter-notice by the Designated Agent, the Company retains the prerogative to forward a copy of this counter-notice to the original claimant. This informs the claimant that they may elect to reinstate the previously removed material or cease its disabling within a timeframe of 10 business days. Following this period, the Company may, at its discretion, reinstate access to the material in question within 10 to 14 business days, or possibly longer, provided that no legal proceedings have been initiated by the copyright owner against the content provider, member, or user.