TEC is committed to compliance with U.S. copyright law and requires all Customers and users of the Service to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content on, or disseminate any material or content over, the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by U.S. copyright law. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable laws, it is the policy of TEC to suspend or terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the service provided to any subscriber or account holder who uses the service to infringe on third party intellectual property rights, including repeat infringers of copyrights. In addition, TEC expressly reserves the right to temporarily or permanently suspend, terminate or take other interim action regarding the service of any user or account holder if TEC, in its sole judgment, believes that circumstances relating to an in fringement of third party intellectual property rights warrant such action. These policies are in addition to and do not affect or modify any other rights TEC may have under law or contract.
The DMCA provides recourse for owners of copyrighted material who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet. Under the DMCA, copyright owners may contact the authorized agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works. Upon receipt of a properly filed notice that satisfies DCMA requirements, TEC will respond expeditiously to either directly or indirectly (i) remove the allegedly infringing work(s) stored on the company's web site or (ii) disable access to the work(s). TEC will also notify the affected customer or user of the Service of the removal or disabling of access to the work(s) and may take additional actions, including temporary or permanent suspension of the Service depending on the nature of the infringement and the past history of the Customer.
Copyright owners may send TEC a notification of claimed infringement to report alleged infringements of their works to the following.
Copyright - TEC c/o Telephone Electronics Corporation
236 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
By Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c) (3).
You should be aware that, under the DCMA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys' fees.
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you and you believe in good faith that the allegedly infringing works have been removed or blocked by mistake or misidentification, then you may send a counter notification to TEC's designated agent at the address listed above. Such counter notification must contain the information required under 17 U.S.C. § 512(g) (3).
If TEC receives a valid counter notification, the DMCA provides specific guidelines by which the removed material may be restored or access re-enabled.
Please be advised that U.S. copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counter notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement.