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Digital Millenium Copyright Act Policy

Notice of Claimed Copyright Infringement
Users and subscribers of this system are required to respect the legal protection provided by copyright and license to programs and data. If you believe that your work has been copied, adapted, reproduced, or exhibited on this website (http://www.legislature.mi.gov) in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide written notice of the claimed infringing activity to the Michigan Legislature's designated agent, in accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512.

A notice of claimed copyright infringement must include the following information:
1. An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notice, a representative list of such works at that site.
3. 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 the Michigan Legislature to locate the material.
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Michigan Legislature to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the matter complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
A notification of claimed copyright infringement must be provided in writing to the Michigan Legislature's designated agent. The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) is:

   John Strand
   Legislative Council Administrator
   124 W. Allegan
   P.O. Box 30036
   Lansing, Michigan 48909-7536
   Telephone: (517) 373-0212
   Facsimile: (517) 373-7668
   E-mail:LCA@legislature.mi.gov

Upon receipt of notification of claimed copyright infringement, the Michigan Legislature will follow the procedures outlined in Title II of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512).

Notice and Takedown Procedure
It is expected that all users of this system will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if the Michigan Legislature is notified of claimed copyright infringement, or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

Repeat Infringers
Under appropriate circumstances, the Michigan Legislature may, in its discretion, terminate the accounts of subscribers and account holders of its system or network who are repeat infringers.

Accommodation of Standard Technical Measures
It is the Michigan Legislature's policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures, i.e., technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works and (1) have been developed pursuant to a broad consensus of copyright owners and service providers in an open, fair, voluntary, multi-industry standards process; (2) are available to any person on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms; and (3) do not impose substantial costs on service providers or substantial burdens on their systems or networks.