Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING SAIC THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED PURSUANT TO THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, SUCH AS REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, REPORTS OF E-MAIL ABUSE, AND PIRACY REPORTS, WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
SAIC does not guarantee any action based upon the receipt of such information. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), written notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to SAIC's Designated Agent as follows:
Attn: Office of the General Counsel, DMCA Complaints
12010 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA 20190
Contact Our Designated Agent
- Phone: 703-676-2458
- Email: L_dmcacomplaints@saic.com
To be effective, the Notification must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) 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;
- 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 (providing URLs in the body of an e-mail is the best way to help us locate the content);
- 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;
- 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; and
- 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.
Note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Upon receipt of the written Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above:
- SAIC will remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing;
- SAIC will forward the written notification to such alleged infringer (“Poster”); and
- SAIC will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Poster that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
The Poster may elect to send a Counter Notification, which must be a written communication provided to SAIC’s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the Poster;
- 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 access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the Poster has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- The Poster’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Poster consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the Poster’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which SAIC may be found, and that the Poster will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above:
- SAIC will promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter Notification;
- SAIC will inform the Complaining Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within 10 business days;
- SAIC will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within 10 to 14 business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, provided SAIC’s Designated Agent has not received notice from the Complaining Party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the Poster from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on SAIC’s network or system.