WTS respects the intellectual property rights of others. WhyTheyreSingle.com and its owners and operators (“WTS” or “we”) do not have the knowledge or ability to evaluate whether a given submission of material by third-party users is owned by the submitter, whether the submitter is authorized, or whether the submission complies with copyright law. Accordingly, WTS sets forth these policies to maintain compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. section 512.
Repeat Infringer Policy
It is WTS’s policy to permanently cancel the privileges and authorizations, in appropriate circumstances, of repeat copyright infringers. WTS retains sole discretion to determine whether any subscriber or user of its system or services is a repeat infringer or is suspected of repeat infringement, and may reach this determination based on any evidence or suspicion it deems appropriate.
Notice and Take-Down of Allegedly Infringing Material
If you are the owner of any copyright or copyrighted media that you believe is being infringed through WTS, you may notify WTS by addressing a letter or email to the Copyright Agent. Please be sure to send a copy by email (Copyright@whytheyresingle.com) to ensure prompt processing:
WTS Copyright Agent
PO Box 64-2834
Los Angeles, CA 90064
To be effective, the notice must be in writing and contain all of the following elements, as provided by 17 USC § 512(c)(3):
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) 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 notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(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.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) 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.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification 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.
WTS’s Copyright Agent will respond to effective notices according to the obligations set forth in the applicable section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512.
The Copyright Agent will respond only to effective notices. Any other questions or comments should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Use and First Amendment
Please be advised that, before sending a “take-down” notice, you have a legal duty to evaluate whether the use is a fair use. WTS may engage in commentary, criticism, parody, and other protected uses of material that do not constitute copyright infringement.
Even if you believe your work is being used without permission, baseless take-down notices sent without consideration of fair use may subject you to liability for misrepresentation under 17 U.S.C. section 512(f), and you may be ordered to pay WTS’s or a third-party’s attorneys fees. See Lenz v. Universal, 72 F.Supp.2d 1150 (N. D. Cal. 2008), summarized here: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/08/judge- rules-content-owners-must-consider-fair-use-