Introduction to DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a pivotal U.S. copyright law governing internet-based copyright infringement. NaijaRing, as a dedicated scholarship information blog, is steadfast in its commitment to honoring the intellectual property rights of all individuals and adheres diligently to the provisions outlined in the DMCA.

Reporting Copyright Infringement

Our Commitment to Copyright Protection

NaijaRing holds profound respect for the rights of copyright owners and treats any instances of copyright infringement with the utmost seriousness. Should you suspect that your copyrighted work has been unlawfully reproduced and made accessible on NaijaRing, we implore you to promptly inform us of the matter.

Submitting a DMCA Takedown Notice

In order to initiate a DMCA takedown notice, please furnish us with the following details:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work: Clearly delineate the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  • Identification of the infringing material: Provide precise particulars regarding the location of the infringing material on NaijaRing.
  • Contact information: Include your full name, postal address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Statement of good faith belief: Affirm that you hold a genuine belief, in good faith, that the contested use of the copyrighted material is not sanctioned by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • Statement under penalty of perjury: Assert, under penalty of perjury, the accuracy of the information provided in the notice, and verify that you are either the copyright owner or an individual authorized to act on their behalf.
  • Electronic signature: Electronically or physically sign the notice to validate its authenticity.

Submitting a Counter Notification

Should you find that your material has been erroneously removed or disabled due to a mistake or misidentification, you retain the right to submit a counter notification. The counter notification must include the following:

  • Identification of the material: Clearly specify the material that has been removed or disabled.
  • Location of the removed material: Provide detailed information concerning the location of the removed material on NaijaRing.
  • Contact information: Furnish your complete name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Statement under penalty of perjury: Swear, under penalty of perjury, that you harbor a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled erroneously as a result of mistake or misidentification.
  • Consent to jurisdiction: Consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address resides outside the United States, consent to any judicial district in which NaijaRing may be found.
  • Electronic signature: Electronically or physically sign the counter notification to verify its authenticity.

NaijaRing’s Response to DMCA Notices

Prompt Action

Upon receipt of a valid DMCA takedown notice, NaijaRing pledges to swiftly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. Additionally, we will notify the user responsible for posting the material and furnish them with a copy of the DMCA notice for their reference.

Counter Notification Process

In the event that NaijaRing receives a counter notification subsequent to a takedown notice, we will expeditiously forward a copy of the counter notification to the original complainant. If, within a span of 10 business days, the complainant fails to notify us of their lawsuit filed to restrain the purportedly infringing activity, we reserve the right to reinstate the removed material.

Contact Information

Should you harbor any queries or apprehensions regarding copyright infringement on NaijaRing, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email. We remain steadfast in our commitment to addressing copyright concerns promptly and efficiently.

Thank you for your unwavering support in safeguarding intellectual property rights on NaijaRing!