It is our policy to respond to clear notices of copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As part of our response, we may remove or disable access to material residing on a site controlled or operated by the Student Doctor Network, such as www.studentdoctor.net or forums.studentdoctor.net.
In order to receive the fastest response for an infringing post on the forums, we recommend using the "Report Bad Post" option, which is described here: http://help.studentdoctor.net/entries/94434-report-bad-posts.
If this does not satisfactorily resolve the issue within 5 business days, please escalate the issue using the help desk.
Notice of Infringing Material
To file a notice of infringing material on a site within the Student Doctor Network (such as www.studentdoctor.net or forums.studentdoctor.net), please provide a notification containing the following details:
- Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
- Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
- Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Then send this notice to:
Student Doctor Network
PO Box 2355
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Include this information in a help desk ticket (http://help.studentdoctor.net/tickets/new)
Requesting the Identity of an Infringing Member
Per the DCMA, copyright owners may gain the identity of an infringing SDN member by providing SDN with a subpoena for the information at the same time as providing the DCMA takedown notice described above. The requirements for the subpoena are (from 512(h)):
(h) Subpoena to Identify Infringer.—
(1) Request. — A copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf may request the clerk of any United States district court to issue a subpoena to a service provider for identification of an alleged infringer in accordance with this subsection.
(2) Contents of request — The request may be made by filing with the clerk —
(A) a copy of a notification described in subsection (c)(3)(A);
(B) a proposed subpoena; and
(C) a sworn declaration to the effect that the purpose for which the subpoena is sought is to obtain the identity of an alleged infringer and that such information will only be used for the purpose of protecting rights under this title.
(3) Contents of subpoena. — The subpoena shall authorize and order the service provider receiving the notification and the subpoena to expeditiously disclose to the copyright owner or person authorized by the copyright owner information sufficient to identify the alleged infringer of the material described in the notification to the extent such information is available to the service provider.
(4) Basis for granting subpoena. — If the notification filed satisfies the provisions of subsection (c)(3)(A), the proposed subpoena is in proper form, and the accompanying declaration is properly executed, the clerk shall expeditiously issue and sign the proposed subpoena and return it to the requester for delivery to the service provider.
(5) Actions of service provider receiving subpoena. — Upon receipt of the issued subpoena, either accompanying or subsequent to the receipt of a notification described in subsection (c)(3)(A), the service provider shall expeditiously disclose to the copyright owner or person authorized by the copyright owner the information required by the subpoena, notwithstanding any other provision of law and regardless of whether the service provider responds to the notification.
(6) Rules applicable to subpoena. — Unless otherwise provided by this section or by applicable rules of the court, the procedure for issuance and delivery of the subpoena, and the remedies for noncompliance with the subpoena, shall be governed to the greatest extent practicable by those provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing the issuance, service, and enforcement of a subpoena duces tecum.