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THE RIVAL, LLC. DMCA COPYRIGHT POLICY

The Rival, LLC ("Company") has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf).

The user’s procedure for reporting Copyright infringement:

  1. Provide a signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
  2. Detail identification of the works or materials being infringed;
  3. Provide identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that the Company is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
  4. Provide contact information about the notifier including the address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  5. Provide a statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. Provide a statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

Once a proper Bona Fide infringement notification is received by the designated agent it is the Company’s policy:

  1. To remove or disable access to the infringing material;
  2. To notify the content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material; and
  3. That repeat offenders will have the infringing material removed from the system and that Company will terminate such content provider's, member's or user's access to the service.

Procedure for supplying a counter-notice to the designated agent:
If the content provider, member or user believes that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent of the Company listed below:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member or user;
  2. 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 disabled;
  3. A statement that the content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
  4. Content provider's, member's or user's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address along with a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider's, member's or user's address is located, or if the content provider's, member's or user's address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Company is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

Once a proper counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, it is the Company’s policy:

  1. The Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Company's discretion.

Please contact the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement for Company at info@therival.news or at:

The Rival, LLC
Attn: Copyright Agent
10 Peter Lynas Court
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Last updated 5/25/2016