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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

International Information Services respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires our users to do the same. If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, you may report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through this website to the Copyright Agent named below. Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that your notice must be in writing and must include substantially all of the following:

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit International Information Services to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, address, telephone number and email address,

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed,

  • 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 us to locate the material. We request that complete URLs for each instance of the allegedly infringing material be provided.

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

  • A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright owner,

  • A statement that the information in the copyright infringement notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Copyright Agent Contact Information

Your written copyright infringement notice must be sent to Information Servicesí designated copyright agent via mail, fax, or email:

 

By Mail: 

c/o International Information Services

26 Locksley Road

Newton, MA  02459

USA

 

By Fax:

1.617.964.8602

 

By Email: 

bpierce@asia-studies.com 

For security reasons, email attachments may be blocked. Please do not include any attachments if you send your notice via email.

 

 

Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

 

Notification of Trademark Infringement

If you believe that your trademark (the "Infringed Mark") is being used by a user in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, please provide International Information Servicesí Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit International Information Services to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, address, telephone number and email address,

  • Identification of the Infringed Mark(s) claimed to have been infringed, including (i) for registered Infringed Marks, a copy of each relevant federal trademark registration certificate or (ii) for common law Infringed Marks, evidence sufficient to establish the time period and geographic area in which the Infringed Mark has been used by you,

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit International Information Services to identify the use being challenged,

  • A statement that you have not authorized the challenged use, and that you have a good-faith belief that the challenged use is not authorized by law,

  • Your physical or electronic signature, or a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on your behalf,

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Infringed Mark owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the Infringed Mark owner.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, International Information Services will confirm the existence of the Infringed Mark on our site, notify the Registered User who posted the Infringed Mark, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the Infringed Mark from our site. A Registered User may respond to notice of takedown by showing either (a) that the Infringed Mark has been cancelled, or has expired or lapsed or (b) that the Registered User has a trademark registration, an unexpired license covering the use, or some other relevant right to the Infringed Mark. If the Registered User succeeds in showing either (a) or (b) then International Information Services will not remove the Infringed Mark. If International Information Services decides to comply with a takedown request, it will do so within a commercially reasonable time after receipt of the notice.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, International Information Services will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to alleged trademark infringement on the Site.

 

 

Rights of Publicity and Use of Name or Likeness

 

International Information Services respects the rights of individuals to exploit their own name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness and prohibits its users from posting content that would otherwise misappropriate a third party's right of publicity. If you think that your right of publicity is being misappropriated as a result of the content on the Site, please provide International Information Servicesí Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

 

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit International Information Services to identify the Content containing your likeness;

  • Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your email address;

  • A statement that you, or in the case of a minor, your parent or legal guardian, (the "Authorizing Party") has not authorized the challenged use, and that the use is not otherwise authorized by law; and

  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Authorizing Party or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the Authorizing Party.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, International Information Services will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from the Site, with notice to the Registered User in question, unless, prior to such removal, the Registered User in question sufficiently demonstrates that he or she has appropriate authorization or consent to use your likeness.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, International Information Services will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to the behavior of the challenged party identified in such court order.