DMCA Removal

DMCA Removal Request

At NewsTimes.Africa, we respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), it is our policy to respond to any infringement notices and take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws.

How to File a DMCA Complaint

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated DMCA Agent with the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed. Please describe the work and, where possible, include a copy or the URL of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, including the URL or other specific location on our website where the material is located.
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  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 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.
  6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

DMCA Agent Contact Information

Please send your DMCA notice to our designated agent at the following address:

DMCA Agent

[email protected]

Counter-Notification Procedure

If you believe that your material was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with our DMCA Agent. To be effective, a counter-notification must include:

  1. 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 access to it was disabled.
  2. 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 of the material to be removed or disabled.
  3. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
  4. Your physical or electronic signature.

Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, we will promptly forward a copy to the person who sent the original DMCA notification. If the original complainant does not file a lawsuit within 10 business days, we will restore the material to our site.

Repeat Infringers

In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, NewsTimes.Africa has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at NewsTimes.Africa’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. NewsTimes.Africa may also at its sole discretion limit access to the website and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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