This document details how copyright holders and their agents can remove allegedly infringing content from Authory's online service.

1. DMCA Policy

Authory expects its users to adhere to its Terms of Service which stipulate that the content they make available via Authory does not violate the copyrights of any third party. When properly notified that content infringes a third party's copyright, Authory will promptly remove said content from public access based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Authory will also terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.

2. DCMA Takedown Complaints

In order to request the takedown of specific content, you must file a complaint containing the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • A description of the copyrighted work
  • The URL(s) of where the copyrighted work can be found on Authory's service
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • A statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  • Your electronic signature

Authory will disclose your complaint with the affected user.

To file a complaint, please use this form: https://forms.gle/B19QKCwHdbkyVxNRA

3. DMCA Counter-Complaint

If you are an Authory user who has received a DMCA copyright complaint and would like to challenge it, you must file a counter-complaint containing the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • A description of the copyrighted work
  • The URL(s) where the copyrighted work could previously be found with public visibility on Authory's service
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Republic of Germany and that you will accept service of process from the person who filed the original DMCA notice or an agent of that person.
  • Your electronic signature

Authory will forward any complete counter-complaint to the person who filed the original DMCA complaint. The copyright owner may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that such a lawsuit has been filed within ten business days after we provide notice of your counter-notification, we may restore the content in question to public visibility. Until that time, your materials will remain set to private or preview visibility.

To file a counter-complaint, please use this form: https://forms.gle/MUdWy14jAspbZQE2A

4. Repeated Infringment

If an Authory user receives three DCMA complaints that have not been met with a successful counter-complaint, we will terminate the user's account. We may consider multiple DMCA complaints received within a short period of time as a single DMCA complaint.

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