Copyright Infringement/Takedown Notice Procedure

Friends4Prisoners, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that everyone using our site and services do the same. Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced on our site or services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify us using the form below.

Submitting a claim of copyright infringement is a serious legal matter. Before you proceed, you might consider contacting the individual directly to address the complaint. It might be a simple misunderstanding and possible to address without involving proper legal process.

Be aware that under Section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be liable for damages.

Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be shared with third- parties or made public.


Terms and definitions identified below are specific to these procedures and are critical to its effectiveness:

Copyright is a broad term that encompasses the exclusive economic rights of the creator or author of an original work to control its use, reproduction and communication. A work must be in a material form in order to be protected by copyright.

Third-party copyright material means copyright works created by someone other than yourself.

Takedown notice means a notice issued by a copyright owner, or nominated agent acting on their behalf, outlining alleged unlawful activity on a network or online environment.

Purpose of procedures

These procedures set out steps to be taken when potential copyright infringements are detected by, or notified to, Friends4Prisoners, LLC in relation to material hosted or accessed through, our online environment.


2.1 Receipt of a copyright infringement or takedown notice

Pages on our website will incorporate copyright information that will direct third parties to a template form should they wish to report a possible infringement. This template will comply with prescribed regulations and will be submitted to Friends4Prisoners, LLC for review.

(a) On receipt of an infringement notice, Friends4Prisoners, LLC will:

i. Notify the rights holder within three working days that the infringement notice has been
received and is being investigated

(b) If, after investigation, the material has been found to infringe copyright then we will:

i. Remove the infringing material from our online environments within five working days
ii. If the infringing material cannot be removed, access to it must be blocked, or the user’s
access disabled, within five working days
iii. The user will be contacted and provided educational material about copyright

(c) On completion of this action Friends4Prisoners, LLC will:

i. Contact the user with a copy of the copyright infringement claim
ii. Provide the user with a notice stating the material has been removed or access has been
disabled and an explanation of the grounds for this action
iii. Provide the user with information on how to issue a counter-notice within the
designated 3 - month period
2.2 Disputing a copyright infringement or takedown notice

(a) If the user disputes the infringement claim, they must:

i. Provide Friends4Prisoners, LLC with documentation supporting their claim that the
material on the on our online environment is not infringing
ii. Provide this documentation within two months of receipt of the takedown notice

(b) If, after examination of the documentation supplied by the user, Friends4Prisoners, LLC feels there are grounds to dispute the notice, we will:

i. Contact the rights-holder, or their representative
ii. Issue a counter-notice in the prescribed format within three months of receipt of the
takedown notice

During the period of dispute and liaison regarding a possible counter-notice, the infringing material must not be accessible on our online environment.

Example online form to fill out for claim

1. Identify Content

Provide a URL on Friends4Prisoners site where the content that you say is infringing can be found: (Please list any additional URLs with your description in the box below.)

Please describe the specific content on Friends4Prisoners site you say is infringing:

Identify the copyrighted work that you claim is being infringed: (Please include any relevant information such as urls, dates, account names involved, and where the original content can be found. If you have access to the original work, it would be helpful to add a note to that page identifying the owner. It can make the process much quicker by simply adding a note to the bottom of the original content page such as “Copyright 201X [Owner’s Name.] This item is not authorized for posting on Friends4Prisoners site.

2. Your Contact Information

(The contents of your complaint, including your name and email address, may be provided to the person that posted the allegedly infringing content you are reporting.)

Full Legal Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:
Email Address:

3. Authorization & Signature
By checking the following boxes and submitting this claim, I state UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that:
I am the copyright owner.
I am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf in this situation.
I have a good faith belief that the use of the material noted in this claim is not authorized by
the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I acknowledge that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA any person who knowingly materially
misrepresent that material or activity is infringing may be liable for damages.
The above information is accurate.