Copyright Policy

BioConversations respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users and visitors to do the same. BioConversations may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate access to a user or visitor who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the BioConversations Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify BioConversations under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing its Copyright Agent with the following information:

1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;

4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;

5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

6. A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

The DMCA contains very specific guidelines as to what proper notification of claimed infringement must contain. Copyright owners may obtain a copy of the DMCA, including these guidelines, by visiting the web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512.

BioConversations is not required to respond to notices that do not meet the requirements of the DMCA. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability. BioConversations will actively refer complainants who use the DMCA for improper purposes to relevant law enforcement agencies.

In the event that BioConversations must remove, or disable access to, material that is alleged to infringe another’s copyright under the DMCA, you acknowledge and agree that BioConversations may do so by disabling access to your entire account on our Website.

DMCA Counter Notification Requirements:

1. Physical or electronic signature of the Respondent (ie., allegedly infringing web site’s owner) or a person authorized to act on the Respondent’s behalf.

2. Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed.

3. Identification of the material claimed to infringe the including URLs and specific descriptions of the infringing material at each URL.

4. The Respondents name, address, and telephone number(s).

5. A statement under penalty of perjury that the Respondent has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled or is a result of a mistake or misidentification.

6. A statement that the Respondent consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the Respondent’s address is located, or if the Respondent’s address is outside the U.S., for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the Respondent will accept service of process from the complainant (or agent thereof).

BioConversations is not required to respond to counter-notices that do not meet the requirements of the DMCA. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

BioConversations’ Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site is:

BioConversations
3000 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Attn.: Copyright Agent

copyright<at>bioconversations<do>org