The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. It is our policy to respond expeditiously to any notice that any content posted on our website infringes the copyright rights of others. All claims of copyright infringement will be investigated, and appropriate action will be taken, including but not limited to removal of the infringing content and termination of user access, if applicable.
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted on the website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a DMCA Take Down Notice (“Takedown Notice”) requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked.
The Takedown Notice should be sent to our Designated Copyright Agent at the contact information below:
The Takedown Notice must include the following information:
Please note that you may be liable for damages if you file a false Takedown Notice. You should consult with an attorney before sending a Takedown Notice to determine your rights and obligations.
If we remove or disable content or access to content in response to a Takedown Notice, we will make a good faith attempt to contact the provider of the alleged infringing content so that they may make a counter notification. We will keep a record of Takedown Notices provided by you and any subsequent action taken.
If you believe content you posted was removed in error pursuant to a Takedown Notice, you may send a notice (a “Counter Notification”) to our Designated Agent at the contact information provided below.
To file a Counter Notification, you must send us the following information in writing:
Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (“WSRB”) may forward your Counter Notification, including your personal information contained in the Counter Notification, to the party who submitted the initial Takedown Notice. By submitting a Counter Notification, you consent to the use of your information in this manner. We will not forward the Counter Notification to any party other than the author of the initial Takedown Notice unless required by law.
After we send the Counter Notification, the author of the initial Takedown Notice must respond to us within ten (10) business days stating it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the content on our website. If the author of the initial Takedown Notice does not respond within ten (10) days, your content will be reposted.
Please note that you may be liable to WSRB for damages if you file a false Counter Notification. You should consult with an attorney before sending us a Counter Notification to determine your rights and obligations.
Designated Copyright Agent
Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau
2101 4th Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
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