DMCA Policy

Last Updated: November 21, 2012

Cognitive Media Networks, Inc. (“Cognitive”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. Further, our Terms of Use require that information posted by users of our website be accurate, lawful and not in violation of the intellectual property rights of third parties. To promote these objectives, and in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Cognitive provides a process for submission of complaints concerning content posted by its users as set forth herein.

Notice of Copyright Infringement

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, and you believe in good faith that your copyright was infringed, you may provide a written communication via mail or e-mail to Cognitive’s Copyright Agent below. Your notice must contain the following:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  2. A description specifying the location of the material that you claim is infringing, including at a minimum, the URL of the link or the exact location where such the material that you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) may be found.
  3. Your name, company affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  4. 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 as follows:
    • “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
  5. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf as follows:
    • “I hereby state that the information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of, the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.

Submit your notice to Cognitive’s Copyright Agent by mail or e-mail at:

By Mail:

Copyright Agent
Cognitive, Inc.
1663 Mission Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94103

By E-Mail:

copyright@Cognitivenetworks.com

Counter-Notice of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you may submit a Counter-Notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You may provide a written communication to Cognitive’s Copyright Agent which contains:

  1. A description of the material removed or to which access has been disabled.
  2. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the removal or disablement of the material was a mistake or that the material was misidentified as follows:
    • “I hereby state that the information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the removal or disablement of the material was a mistake or that the material was misidentified.”
  3. Your name, company affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  4. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District court (i) in the judicial district where your address is located if the address is in the United States, or (ii) located in San Francisco, California, if your address is located outside the United States, and that you will accept service of process from the Complainant submitting the notice or his/her authorized agent.
  5. Your physical or electronic signature.

Submit your Counter-Notice to Cognitive’s Copyright Agent via e-mail or mail to the applicable address specified above.

Cognitive Procedures

In accordance with our Terms of Use and this DMCA Policy, and regardless of whether Cognitive may or may not be liable for any alleged violation of rights or inaccurate or unlawful content, upon receipt of your notice, Cognitive will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including without limitation removing or disabling access to specified content. Whether or not Cognitive disables access to or remove content, Cognitive may, in its sole discretion, make a good faith attempt to forward the written notification, including the complainant’s contact information, to the user who posted the content and/or take other reasonable steps to notify the user that Cognitive has received notice of an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or other content violation. Any counter-notice submitted by a user may be provided to the complainant with the user’s contact information. Further, Cognitive may, in its sole discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others, or who otherwise post inaccurate or unlawful content.