CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA)
POLICY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. Introduction
  2. "Fair use" of Third Party Materials on this Website
  3. Government works on this website
  4. Designated Agent
  5. Complaint Notice Procedures for Copyright Owners
  6. Notice and Takedown Procedure
  7. Repeat Infringers
  8. Reuse of materials generated in our forums and in email

1.  Introduction

This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of Constitution Society (CS) (the "Society") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright owners and their agents and representatives. Users of any part of the society computing system are required to respect the legal protections provided by applicable copyright law.

2.  "Fair use" of Third Party Materials on this Website

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 107, the information and materials provided through this website which do not bear a copyright notice associated with this society constitute a "fair use" of the materials provided.  They are distributed exclusively with the intent of:

  1. Constructive criticism of false, harmful, unwise, immoral, or illegal (under either God's law or man's law) information, activity, or advocacy. No doubt, the speakers would be unlikely to give their permission to use such information for such a purpose. When we do this, we will attack the idea or the legality, wisdom, morality, or accuracy of the idea rather than the speaker. When we attack the harmful or false idea, we will rely on legally admissible evidence rather than belief, opinion, or emotion. We will never try to shoot or slander the messenger because that is what we expect and demand of others who want to do the same thing to our materials. That's the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated. The purpose of this type of "fair use" is PUBLIC PROTECTION, which is an important aspect of freedom of speech and freedom of the press protected by the First Amendment.
  2. Teaching and education. An important purpose of this site is education and the personal empowerment that it brings. The biggest enemy we fight is ignorance on this site because of the corruption that it facilitates and protects.
  3. Religious worship in accordance with the laws of God.
  4. Legal research of God's law or man's law.
  5. Law enforcement of either God's law or man's law.
  6. Use as evidence in rights litigation against the de facto government.
  7. Religious, public, or political discussion.
  8. Scholarship.
  9. News.
  10. Reporting.

Materials are NOT provided for or intended for any commercial purpose whatsoever and therefore do not constitute a "commercial use" of third party materials without the express consent of the owner. Some of our Youtube videos may contain advertisements, but rest assured that we DID NOT authorize them and they appear ONLY because a third party with matching content HIJACKED our video for their own benefit. For such cases, we eventually remove such content to ensure that our videos do not even "appear" commercial.

For further information on "commercial speech", see:

Commercial Speech, Form #05.015

Any attempt to obstruct or interfere with this society, its activities, or the dissemination of information on this website or its Youtube channel shall be regarded as an attempt to:

  1. Criminally obstruct justice due to the members who are the subject of it or the public at large.
  2. Promote or protect harmful, illegal, immoral, or unwise activities.
  3. Promote or protect deceiving the public with knowingly false information.
  4. Work a purpose OPPOSITE to that of the purpose of establishing government itself, which is protecting the PRIVATE rights and PRIVATE property of those who CONSENT to be CIVILLY protected while LEAVING ALONE those who do NOT consent.

3.  Government works posted on this website

Several government works are posted on this website. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105, these works are NOT protected by the copyright act and may be freely downloaded and shared. Such works include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  1. The Declaration of Independence.
  2. The Constitution.
  3. Statutes.
  4. Regulations.
  5. Federal Register.
  6. Court rulings.
  7. Court transcripts.
  8. U.S. Attorney Bulletins.
  9. IRS Internal Revenue Manual (I.R.M.).
  10. Government agency forms and publications.
  11. International treaties.
  12. Website contents of federal agencies.
  13. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.

4.  Designated Agent

The Society's Designated Agent to receive notification of alleged infringement under the DMCA is:

Constitution Society (CS)
Click here to send an email to the Copyright Agent.

(This email address is only for copyright infringement claims.You will not receive a reply if the matter is not a copyright issue.)

Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, Society will follow the procedures outlined in this policy and in the DMCA.

5.  Complaint Notice Procedures for Copyright Owners

The following elements must be included in your copyright infringement claim:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the owner (or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of an exclusive copyright-related right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if a single notice objects to several copyrighted works at a single online site, a representative list of the infringed works at that site. A "representative list" should identify every work if there are less than ten such works and at least half of the works if there are ten or more such works.
  3. 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 Society to locate the material. This should include the exact URL and the date on which the infringement was noted.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Society to contact the complaining party. If at all possible, this should include an electronic mail address, and should include a mailing address, telephone number, and fax number.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing use of the material at issue is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notice 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.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay of the processing or the DCMA notification.

6.  Notice and Takedown Procedure

All users of any part of the Society website must comply with all applicable copyright laws. However, if the Society receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. The Society will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA upon receiving any counter notification.

Please allow at least three business days to process any complaint or counter-notification. The Society will process these items as rapidly as possible, but cannot predict the number of active items it may have at any given time.

7.  Repeat Infringers

Infringement of the copyrights of others violates the Terms of Service for all of the Society's computing systems and networks. Under appropriate circumstances, Society may restrict or terminate the access of its system or network users who are repeat infringers. The Society will cooperate with copyright holders if it believes that any repeat infringer's activity is both (a) persistent and (b) willful and/or for purposes of financial gain, and such cooperation may include, among other things, the release of otherwise private user information after appropriate notification and (if necessary) due process of law.

This DMCA policy is effective as of August 12, 2020

8. Reuse of materials generated in our forums and in email

Those who use our Member Forums, Contact Us Page, or Email address to correspond with or respond to us or other members implicitly give us constructive permission to reuse all such materials with ALL personally identifying information removed to protect the privacy of those involved. That is the main purpose for having such vehicles to begin with. This is the only way we can continually improve our materials. Your privacy is important to us.

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Original date: 2018 February 12