DMCA: Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice and Policy

TexasParoleNow.com (“we”, or “us”) respects others’ intellectual property rights and has made every effort to secure appropriate permission for all  intellectual properties that TEXASPAROLENOW.COM directly makes available on www.TexasParoleNow.com (however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise) and other interactive features or downloads that are accessible on or downloadable through, or related to, TexasParoleNow.com and owned or operated by TexasParoleNow.com and we require our users to do the same. TexasParoleNow.com will respond to allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The DMCA provides a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content. Upon taking down content under the DMCA, TexasParoleNow.com will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content to provide an opportunity for a counter-notification to be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity. You may use the notification process below to alert us to claims of infringement other than copyright but such notifications are not covered by the DMCA and will be governed by our Terms and Conditions. Please note that these notifications and counter-notifications are real-world legal notices provided outside of the Sites’ environment. TexasParoleNow.com may provide copies of such notices to the participants in the dispute or third parties, at our discretion and as required by law – the Privacy Policy for TexasParoleNow.com does not protect information provided in these notices.

To File a Notification of Infringing Content

A written notification must be made. This can be done by fax or written letter through the mail (regular U.S. mail or courier) to our DMCA Agent, at:

TexasParoleNow.com
Attn: DMCA Agent
P. O. Box 6190
Longview, Texas 75608-6190
Fax: (903) 630-8637

Please include the following information in your notice:

  1. Identification of the work(s) claimed to have been infringed and a statement of ownership to such work(s);
  2. 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;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and e-mail address at which you may be contacted;
  4. A statement that you have 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;
  5. Include the following statement: “I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or by protection of law”;
  6. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  7. Your physical or electronic signature; and
  8. (Optional) Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user(s) who posted the content that allegedly contains infringing material. You may also provide screenshots or other materials that are helpful to identify the works in question. (This is for identification only, not to “prove” substantive claims.)

Please note: The DMCA provides that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you falsely claim that materials infringe your copyrights. We recommend contacting an attorney if you are unsure whether your content is protected by copyright laws.

DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS (E.G., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED ABOVE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF YOU SEND COMPLAINTS UNRELATED TO LEGAL MATTERS TO THAT CONTACT.

To File a Counter-Notification

If your content has been taken down as a result of a notification by a purported copyright owner that such party’s copyright rights are infringed by your content, you may respond by sending us a DMCA counter-notification as follows:

  1. List the material that was removed by the website administrators, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed. Please identify in sufficient detail;
  2. Provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if available);
  3. State that you consent to the jurisdiction of U.S. Federal District Court for the judicial district in which you reside;
  4. State that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification to us of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person;
  5. State the following: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.

Send the written document to TexasParoleNow.com’s designated DMCA Agent via fax or mail at:

TexasParoleNow.com
Attn: DMCA Agent
P. O. Box 6190
Longview, Texas 75608-6190
Fax: (903) 630-8637

Additional Copyright/DMCA Resources

How to learn more about copyrights:

There are many available resources on the Internet. TexasParoleNow.com is not responsible for the content provided by these resources, but we have found the following to be informative:

Copyright law explained by the U.S. Copyright Office: https://www.copyright.gov

Non-profit that helps copyright owners offer their content pursuant to a license for certain free use:  https://creativecommons.org

Many universities maintain useful public information regarding copyrights: https://fairuse.stanford.edu

Where to find more information about the DMCA:

There are many available resources on the Internet. TexasParoleNow.com is not responsible for the content provided by these other resources, but we have found the following to be informative:

Summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:  https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

Full text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/hr2281.pdf

The U.S. federal copyright code: https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html