hotlocalaffairs.com - DMCA Notice

hotlocalaffairs.com will respond to all copywrite infringement allegations. The Digital Millennium Copywrite Act (DMCA) protects the owner of information that has been displayed within our site and gives them the right to cease such information from being used. This includes profile information or images that have been created within our site. Our users are allowed to upload information without supervision of web site administrators, because of this there are instances where information displayed is not uploaded by an owner. In this case we provide a process for owners of their information to request removal of such content and will take all steps within reasonable time. We will remove the content and notify the copywrite owner that content has been removed. Additionally we will also notify the service provider that a request for removal has been requested in order for a counter notification to be filed.

To File a Notification
A written notification must be made by fax, written letter or e-mail. To file the DMCA notification you must:

  1. Please identify in and describe in detail all the material you own to request to be taken down.
  2. Please locate all the items you own in detail so we may quickly find it.
  3. Please take screen shots or describe other materials in order to help us find the information.
  4. Please provide a way to contact you whether by email, phone or mailing address. We will need a first and last name, email, phone number and mailing address.
  5. When you have gathered your information we will need a statement from you. Please type this along with the written statement. “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or authorized by the copywrite owner."
  6. Sign the notification whether written or electronically and send by any of the options below.

Note that the DMCA is a way for owners of content to request to remove any information that belongs to them. If you are not the owner of the information requesting to be removed you may be liable for damages including costs and attorneys fees if you falsely claim that an item is infringing your copywrites. We recommend contacting an attorney if you are unsure whether an item inside the site is protected by copywrite laws.

Send the written document to the designated Copyright Agent to hotlocalaffairs.com:
ACHT Capital Ltd. NEMESEOS 7, 1035 NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Or fax the document to (760) 929-1890. On the cover sheet, please write ATTN: DMCA NOTIFICATION

To send the DMCA Notice by e-mail you may do so by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions
When will the copywrited information be taken down?
We take the copywrited information down as soon as we location the content. After the content is removed we notify the copywrite owner and also notify the service provider.

I don't agree with the required statements. Do I have to state these things?

We will not accept notices under the DMCA that do not include the statements required by the DMCA.

Do you terminate profiles based on DMCA claims?
If  hotlocalaffairs.com believes that a user of hotlocalaffairs.com abused the DMCA process, either with filings that appear to be without basis, or by continually re-posting content that is the subject of valid DMCA notifications, we may exercise our right to terminate the abusing party's account.

Why is hotlocalaffairs.com imposing liability for damages for false claims of copyright infringement?

The liability for damages for false claims is a provision of the DMCA, which was not written by hotlocalaffairs.com. Note that these damages and legal fees can be significant.


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