Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

Our Website follows the safe harbor provisions of 17 USC. § 512, otherwise known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  As such, we will respond to written notification of copyright infringements in accordance with the DMCA. If you believe your copyrighted material is being infringed on our Website, please contact us immediately.

In order for us to respond, you must provide us notice in a form that substantively complies with the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA. Your notice of claimed infringement must be a written and include ALL of the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works, a representative list of such works.
  3. 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 us to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

If you do not provide a written notice that meets these elements, we will not honor your request and are not required by law to do so

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to VIF’s Designated Copyright Agent:

Jana Moser
Liner LLP
1100 Glendon Avenue, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 441-0500 jmoser@gpfoxlaw.com

Counter-Notification

To file a counter-notification with VIF, you must provide a written communication to VIF’s Designated Copyright Agent that sets forth the items specified below.

Please be aware that filing a counter-notification may lead to legal proceedings between you and the complaining party to determine ownership. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your country if you make a false or bad faith allegation by using this process. Please also be advised that VIF enforces a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers who are repeat infringers.

A counter-notification must include the following elements:

  1. Identification of the specific URLs of material that VIF has removed or to which VIF has disabled access.
  2. Your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and username of your VIF account.
  3. Include both of the following statements in the body of the counter-notification:
    • “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which VIF is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant.”
    • “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
  4. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

VIF can only accept a counter-notification directly from the user from whose account content has been disabled or removed. For verification, we require that counter-notifications be submitted from the email address associated with the account.
After we receive your counter notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.
After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within ten (10) business days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on VIF. If we receive such notification we will be unable to restore the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may reinstate the material.

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