IP Policy

How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement
Soma Snakeoil Media LLC respects the copyrights of others, and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Soma Snakeoil Media LLC Sites and services any materials that violate another party’s copyrights. Among other things, this means that we remove content that is reported to us pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), also known as the DMCA.

On this page, rights holders will find information regarding how to report copyright and other intellectual property infringements by users posting content on our website, and answers to some frequently asked questions regarding our policies.
If you are a user concerned about the removal of your content, you may file a counter-notice.

How to report claims of copyright infringement by users
To report a copyright infringement, all you need to do is send a signed DMCA notice to our designated agent using the DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement Form below.

DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement Form
Name:
Mailing Address:
Telephone:
E-Mail:
(Note that we routinely provide your contact information to the user that posted the content you are reporting)
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
Identify the content on our site that you claim infringes your copyright.
Where does the infringing content appear on our site? Please provide URLs to help us locate the content you are reporting.
How does the content infringe your rights?

By submitting this notice, I declare that I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted content described above, in the manner I have complained of, is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. I also declare that the information in this notice is accurate. And finally, I declare under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed.

Signed:________________________________
Valid signature must follow declaration.

How to report other claims of intellectual property infringement by users
If you wish to report other claims of intellectual property infringement (i.e. non-copyright), all you need to do is fill out and mail in the Form of Notice of Intellectual Infringement (Non-Copyright Claim):

Form of Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement (Non-Copyright Claim)
Name:
Mailing Address:
Telephone:
E-Mail:
(Note that we routinely provide your contact information to the user that posted the content you are reporting)
What are the rights infringed?
Are you the owner of such rights or a person legally authorized to act on behalf of the owner? Yes or No answer only.
Where does the infringing content appear on the Soma Snakeoil Media site? Please include the URLs.
How does the content infringe your rights?

By submitting this notice, I declare under penalty of perjury that all of the information contained in this notice is accurate and that the use of my intellectual property described above, in the manner I have complained of, is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent, or the law.

Signed:____________________________
Include valid signature after declaration.

How to Appeal Claims of Copyright Infringement
While Soma Snakeoil Media LLC does not tolerate copyright infringement, we also do not tolerate false claims of infringement. If you believe that content that you posted on the site was removed by mistake, you can file a DMCA counter-notice by using our DMCA Counter-Notice Form below. So long as everything appears to be in order with your counter-notice, we will forward it to the complaining rights owner. The DMCA then allows us to restore your content if the rights owner does not file a court action against you within 10 business days of receiving the copy of your counter-notice.

Please be aware that the DMCA makes users liable for materially misrepresenting in a counter-notice that their content was removed by mistake. Therefore, if you are not confident of your claims, we suggest you seek legal advice before filing a DMCA counter-notice with us.

DMCA Counter-Notice Form (for copyright claims only)
Name:
Mailing Address:
Telephone:
E-Mail:
(Note that we may provide this email address to the complaining rights owner)
What was the content that we removed or disabled by mistake?
Where did that content appear on the Facebook site? Please include the URL if you know it.
Why did we make a mistake in removing the content?

By submitting this counter-notice, you:

  • consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Soma Snakeoil Media LLC may be found.
  • agree to accept service of process from the party who reported your content, or that party’s agent.
  • state under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.

Valid Signature: _____________________________________

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I send the report?
We will make every effort to review your report as quickly as we can. So long as everything appears to be in order, we will promptly remove or disable access to the content. We will also notify the user and, if requested, provide your report to the user. We will terminate repeat infringers when appropriate.

What is the contact information for your DMCA designated agent?
The contact information for our designated agent is:

Soma Snakeoil Media LLC
Attn: Soma Snakeoil Media LLC Designated Agent 
Juan Camacho [NEED ADDRESS AND PHONE]
ip@somasnakeoil.com

Can I report the infringement of someone else’s intellectual property rights?
If you are not the IP owner (or the authorized representative of the owner) you cannot report a suspected infringement to us. If you believe that content on a Soma Snakeoil Media LLC Site violates another party’s IP, you should advise the rights owner directly.

What should I do if someone is pretending to be me?
If someone has created an account to impersonate or imitate you, please notify us at privacy@somasnakeoil.com and add “Impersonating me or someone else” in the subject line. Be sure to add valid web addresses (URL) showing us your profile and the imposter’s profile or posts.

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