DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICES
If you think that content available on the CMA website(s) (“Site(s)”) or mobile applications (“Apps”) infringes one or more of your copyrights, please notify CMA by mail, email or fax providing the information described below. A copy of your notification will be forwarded to the person or company responsible for the content you claim to be infringing. Note that if you make any material misrepresentations in your notification to CMA you may be liable for damages pursuant to Federal law.
Your notification must include:
- An identification of the copyrighted work that you claim to have been infringed upon, or if multiple works at a single online site are covered, a representative list of these works.
- An identification of the infringing content that you wish to be removed or access to which you wish to be disabled together with information sufficient to permit CMA to locate the material (such as a URL link to the infringing content).
- The complaining party’s contact information such as a physical address, telephone number and email address.
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the infringed work or a person who is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed upon.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or applicable law (including without limitation the provisions of the copyright law concerning so called “fair use”).
- A statement that the information within the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining person is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that has allegedly been infringed upon.
You may send a counter-notice (“Counter-Notice”) to CMA if you believe that your content or material has been wrongfully removed from the Site(s) or the App(s). Note that you may be liable for damages under Federal law if you make a material misrepresentation in your Counter-Notice.
Your Counter-Notice must be in writing and provided to CMA at the address listed below and it must include the following:
- Identification of the content that was removed or to which access was disabled and the location of the content before it was removed or access was disabled.
- A statement, under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or access was disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material.
- Your contact information, including name, address and telephone number together with a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee or, if you reside outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the CMA may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person or business (or their agent) that provided that original notice that resulted in the removal or disabling of access to your content.
- Your physical or electronic signature.
All DMCA-related notices should be sent to:
Attn: Senior Vice President, Business Affairs
Country Music Association, Inc.
35 Music Square East, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203
Call Toll Free: 1-800-998-4636