MathCircles.org DMCA Copyright Policy

Last Updated: August 5, 2009

At MathCircles.org (“MathCircles,” “us,” or “we”) we respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect our users to do the same. We prohibit users from uploading, posting, or otherwise transmitting through any website offered by us any materials that violate another party's copyright. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described below, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notice of Infringing Material

We respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable laws. If you believe that your own copyrighted work is accessible through any website provided by us in violation of your copyright, you may provide our Designated Agent with a written communication as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), that contains substantially the following information:

In addition to the above items, it would be helpful to include any additional information to allow us to verify with certainty the copyright status of the work you claim has been infringed (for example, a copy of the copyright registration for the work, if one exists).

You may submit your Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement to our Designated Agent by fax, mail, or email as set forth below:

Larry Patague
Attn: MSRI DMCA Designed Agent
17 Gauss Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-5070
Tel: (510) 642-0143
Fax: (510) 642-8609
Email: copyright@mathcircles.org

Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on our website is copyright infringing.

Review of Notices

Upon receiving a proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described above, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of your claim. We also will advise the alleged infringer of the DMCA statutory Counter Notification procedure, described below, by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material. If we receive a Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement that does not contain all of the information described above, but provides a way for us to contact you, we will promptly follow up with you to request that you provide any information not previously provided.

Counter Notification

If you believe your own copyrighted material, material which is in the public domain, or material which is not the proper subject of copyright has been removed from our website as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written Counter Notification to our Designated Agent pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. To be an effective Counter Notification under the DMCA, your Counter Notification must include substantially the following:

You may submit your Counter Notification to our Designated Agent by fax, mail, or email as set forth below:

Larry Patague
Attn: MSRI DMCA Designed Agent
17 Gauss Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-5070
Tel: (510) 642-0143
Fax: (510) 642-8609
Email: copyright@mathcircles.org

If you send us a valid, written Counter Notification meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled material after 10 business days, but no later than 14 business days, from the date we receive your Counter Notification, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the party filing the original Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.

Please note that if you materially misrepresent that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney's fees.

Repeat Infringer Policy

In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, we will terminate access to our website by users who are repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to our website and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.