Copyright & Dispute Policy


Effective date: October 22, 2015

National Association Of Television Program Executives, Inc. (“NATPE” has adopted a general policy regarding copyright in accordance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DCMA”).¹ Accordingly, NATPE removes material that is the subject of a valid DMCA takedown notice and that NATPE is able to remove. This provision does not apply to information that does not exist or reside on our website.

Please consult with an attorney before filing a DMCA notification if you are unsure whether material presented or featured by NATPE infringes on your copyright. You may be subject to liability for damages, including costs and attorneys' fees incurred by NATPE or other parties, for misrepresenting material as infringing on your copyright.

Reporting a Copyright Infringement or a Counter-Notification

Section 512 of the DMCA provides the rules for reporting copyright infringement.

If you believe your copyright is being infringed, you can report the alleged violation.
If your project was the subject of a takedown notice, you can submit a counter-notification.

1. Reporting Procedure For Copyright Infringements. If you believe that material or content featured by, disseminated by, or connected in any way to NATPE, infringes your copyright or the copyright of someone whom you are authorized to act on the behalf of, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to NATPE's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (our "Designated Agent," whose contact details are listed below):

a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;

b. Identification of works or materials being infringed;

c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that NATPE is capable of finding and verifying its existence;

d. Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, email address;

e. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material identified in (1)(c) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

f. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

2. Procedure Following Valid Infringement Notification. Upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement, we reserve the right to:

a. remove or disable access to the copyrighted material; and

b. notify the content provider who is accused of infringement that we have removed or disabled access to the copyrighted material; and

c. terminate access by such content provider to the Services if he or she is a repeat offender.

3. Counter-Notice Procedure. A content provider may send a counter-notice if the content provider believes that the material that was removed or to which access has been disabled is not infringing, or the content provider believes that it has the right to post and use such copyrighted material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or, pursuant to the law. The counter notice should be sent to the Designated Agent and contain the following information:

a. A physical or electronic signature of the content provider;

b. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;

c. A statement that the content provider has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material; and

d. Content provider's name, address, telephone number, and, if available, email address, and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider's address is located, or, if the content provider's address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which NATPE is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

4. Procedure Following Receipt of Counter-Notice. NATPE may, in its discretion, send a copy of any counter-notice received by its Designated Agent to the original complaining party. NATPE will then inform that party that NATPE may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. At NATPE’s discretion, NATPE may replace or restore access to the removed material in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider accused of committing infringement.

If you have any questions about this Copyright & Dispute Policy, please contact:

National Association Of Television Program Executives, Inc.
attn: Jon Dobkin
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse 10
Los Angeles, CA 90036
jd@natpe.org.


¹Remember that your use of NATPE's Services is at all times subject to the Terms of Service, which incorporates this Copyright Dispute Policy. Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Service.



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