• Copyright / DMCA Compliance

      RonPaulForums.com is an online service provider and has a management framework for handling copyright infringement issues in support of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

      If you are the copyright owner of content which appears on this website and you did not authorize the use of the content you must notify us in writing in order for us to take action. This page contains information on how this site processes notifications and related copyright / DMCA compliance polices.


      Process to Submit a Copyright Infringement Notification (Takedown Notice)
      Step 1: Develop a written communication of the notification that includes substantially the following:
      A. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
      B. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works, a representative list of such works at that site.
      C. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
      D. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
      E. 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.
      F. 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.

      Step 2: Use our Contact Us page for options on how to submit your written notification to our Designated Copyright Agent.

      Note: Notifications of claimed infringement must be a written communication. Under applicable law any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.




      Process to Counter a Copyright Infringement Notification
      Step 1: Develop a written communication of the notification that includes substantially the following:
      A. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
      B. 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.
      C. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has 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.
      D. The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

      Step 2: Use our Contact Us page for options on how to submit your written notification to our Designated Copyright Agent.



      Copyright Infringement Policy
      User content that infringes on copyrights violates the site's Terms and Conditions. Please reference our Terms and Conditions page for details.

      The United States Copyright Office can provide information as to what is copyright infringement and if a defense or exception, such as fair use, may apply regarding the use of copyrighted work.



      Termination of Repeat Infringers
      Users who have been identified as repeat infringers of copyright violations will have their accounts terminated. Terminate can occur without notice and with no compensation.



      Contact
      Please use our Contact Us page for options to communicate on claims or for any other questions regarding our management of copyright matters.