Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

If you believe that material available on our sites infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by providing a DMCA notice. Upon receipt of a valid and complete notice, we will remove the material and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material by email.

Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to sites hosted on third party servers that are using the self-hosted software. Please refer to this page for more information on the differences between “.com” and “.org” domains.

Golteam.org uses WordPress, WordPress is a publishing platform where bloggers often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original of their own. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a site infringes your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.

Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing. We have and will seek to collect those damages.

Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as ChillingEffects.org. A note will also be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright holder who submitted the takedown notice.

Please follow these steps to file a notice:

    1. Verify that the blog in question is hosted by G.O.L. We have no control over blogs that say “Powered by WordPress.” Those blogs use the open source WordPress software and are not hosted by us. Please contact the appropriate web host with complaints.
    2. Contact the blogger directly. Go to the blog post in question and leave a comment with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the blogger.
    3. Send your complaint to our designated agent via the form in Contact us page, if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the blogger.

As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users and/or sites that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy (we don’t want anyone to game the system, after all), we believe that it strikes the right balance of protecting the rights of copyright owners as well as protecting legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.

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