The Mission Blue website and service (the “Service”) is a community platform for igniting public support for the oceans and for marine protected areas The Service prohibit the infringement of the intellectual property rights of third parties (including without limitation copyright, trademark, and related rights). If you believe that a user of the Service has infringed your intellectual property rights, we encourage you to contact us using the procedure outlined below.

A. PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT:

It is our policy to (1) block access to or remove any content (including, without limitation, text, graphics, and photos; collectively, “Content”) that we believe in good faith to infringe the rights of third parties following receipt of a compliant notice; and (2) remove the account of, and discontinue service to, repeat infringers.

If you believe that Content residing on or accessible through the Service constitutes an infringement of your rights, or that your rights have been otherwise violated, please send a notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

B. ONCE A PROPER BONA FIDE INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

It is our policy:

C. PROCEDURE TO SUPPLY A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

If the notified-user believes that the Content that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing or is authorized (e.g., the user believes that he or she has the right to post and use such Content from the rights owner, the owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law (including as a fair use)), the notified-user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that party that we may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the rights owner files an action seeking a court order against the member, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our discretion.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly misrepresents that Content or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages, including attorney’s fees.

Please contact our Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address:

Mr. Benjamin A. Costa
Ridder, Costa & Johnstone LLP
12 Geary Street
Suite 701
San Francisco, CA 94108
Email: ip[at]mission-blue.org

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