The following Copyright Policy covers all of the websites and any associated content, including, without limitation: any and all mobile or desktop applications, apps, email, over-the-top-platforms, streaming services, software services, RSS services, Mobile Services (as defined below), or other materials or services made available on, from, or through websites (collectively, the “Websites”) of The Florida Man Group and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “The Florida Man Group”). All media on the Websites are either: licensed by The Florida Man Group; submitted to the Websites by users; readily available and believed to be in the public domain; or used in “fair use” under the Copyright Modernization Act of Canada. The Florida Man Group respects intellectual property rights and expects its users to do the same.
For Copyright Owners.
If you own the copyright to a photograph, video, or other material that appears on any of the Websites that you claim violates your copyright, please notify us as provided below. If you are uncertain whether the use of the content you are reporting infringes upon your legal rights, you may wish to seek legal guidance.
Delivery of the Notice
Deliver all takedown notices as provided by this Copyright Policy to The Florida Man Group’s Designated Copyright Agent by mail or by email as follows:
BY EMAIL TO: DMCA[at]thefloridamantimes.com
Upon receipt of a valid notice The Florida Man Group will process the claim, which may result in removal or limitation of access to the allegedly infringing material, subject to the user’s or webmaster’s right to submit a Counter-Notification that provides claim of lawful use of the disabled works. In applicable circumstances, The Florida Man Group will have the disputed material removed from public view and will also notify the user or webmaster who posted the alleged infringing material. This notification may include a complete copy of the notice formerly submitted regarding that material.
Notice to Owners of Copyrighted Works
If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Website.
As a copyright owner, to provide The Florida Man Group with a proper valid notice your copyright claim, your notice must be in English and must substantially contain the following:
i. A electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
ii. An 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;
iii. 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 service provider to locate the material. This identification should include information reasonably sufficient to permit The Florida Man Group to locate the material, such as any URLs identifying the alleged infringing material, along with any other information that might assist The Florida Man Group’s Designated Copyright Agent in its investigation of your claim;
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Florida Man Group to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the you may be contacted;
v. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in question is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
vi. 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.
Failure to include all of the aforementioned information may result in a delay in processing the Take Down Notification. If you misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.
Material Originating From Another Website
If the alleged infringing material originates from another source and you believe that a Website has cached that material, then confirm any of the following that apply:
i. The material has been removed from the originating site or access to the material on the originating site has been disabled;
ii. A court has ordered that the material be removed from the originating site; and/or
iii. A court has ordered that access to the material on the originating site be disabled.
If you misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.
Disabling or Termination of Accounts
It is The Florida Man Group’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
Last updated: April 2, 2019