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You acknowledge and agree that The Big Lake Times, in its sole and absolute discretion, may stop providing support for or access to the Product at any time, for any reason or no reason. You also agree that The Big Lake Times may change, modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict your access to any features or parts of the Product at any time without notice or liability to you. You acknowledge that you have no interest, monetary or otherwise, in any feature of or content in the Software or the Product. Notwithstanding the above, The Big Lake Times will make its best effort, in case of suspension or discontinuation of the service to provide a solution for you to keep using all downloaded Content on your computer.
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If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content posted on the Site by a Big Lake Times user infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. ” 512(c)) to the The Big Lake Times Copyright Agent with the following information: An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; the URL of the location on the The Big Lake Times containing the material that you claim is infringing; your address, telephone number, and email address; 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 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. We will require proof that you are the owner.
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The Big Lake Times community is an online service provider as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We provide legal copyright owners with the ability to self-publish the Big Lake Times community by uploading, storing and displaying images and texts.
We do not actively monitor, screen or otherwise review the media which is uploaded to our servers by users of the service, but we have moderators and admins.
We take copyright violation very seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of legal copyright owners.
If you are the copyright owner of content which appears in the Big Lake Times community and you did not authorize the use of the content you must notify us in writing in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action.
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Your written notice must include the following:
Specific identification of the copyrighted work which you are alleging to have been infringed.
Specific identification of the location and description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity with enough detailed information to permit us to locate the material. You should include the specific URL or URLs of the webpages where the allegedly infringing material is located.
Information reasonably sufficient to allow us to contact the complaining party which may include a name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
The First Amendment to The Constitution of The United States of America.