OPEN SECURITY, INC.
COPYRIGHT (DMCA) POLICY
Last Modified: October 25, 2018
Effective Date: October 24, 2018
1. Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
Open Security takes claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the website infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the website by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
2. Designated Copyright Agent
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
OPEN SECURITY, INC.
4419 AMOS POLLARD, SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78253
210 446 7691
Notification from a copyright owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
3. Counter-Notification Procedures
If you believe that material you posted on the website was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated above. Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the website was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
4. Copyright and Open Security Content
Open Security respects the intellectual property rights of others and desires to offer a platform which contains no content that violates those rights. We require that information submitted by members be accurate, lawful and not in violation of the rights of third parties.
All of the literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual works you post on the Open Security website must be your own.
Plagiarism is theft of intellectual property. It is dishonest and unethical. Plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement and you can be held accountable. If you reference any other works (books, news articles, publications, websites, sound recordings, etc.), you MUST give credit to the source. If your contribution is found to have plagiarized sections, it will be automatically rejected, and you will no longer be able to participate on Open Security.
It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.