What is the D.M.C.A.?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a way of protecting the site, it's owner, it's staff and the public from copyright infringements. 

We consider the site to be an electronic journal, a platform for free speech, a work of art or simply a labor of love. But that doesn't mean we don't make mistakes.

Please read the copyright policy and find out what you can do if you spot a copyright infringement. 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (found at the U.S. Copyright Office) and other applicable intellectual property laws.

It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been wholistically copied and distributed by any of our members or users without giving credit or siting source.

It is also our policy to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders. If we remove or disable access to specific members to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner, author, staff or administrator so that they may make a counter notification.

Infringement Notification

If you believe that content residing on or accessible through our website infringes a copyright for which you own or are a designated agent, please send a notice of infringement by contacting us at dmca@detroitbikecity.com with information that sets forth the items specified below.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:

  1. Title of the specific thread or article that contains the copyrighted work. 
  2. Post number of the specific post that contains the copyrighted work. 
  3. Link to the specific post or article you believe contains the copyrighted material. 
  4. Describe the specific nature of the copyright infringement that you believe is occurring, and list the details of your claim, or your relationship to the material. 
  5. Provide your full name, address, and telephone number should we need to clarify your claim and provide a working email address where we can contact you to confirm your claim. 

Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."

You can also include: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner to make this complaint."

We will review your claim and determine its merit. If, after our review, we believe your claim is sufficient to remove the information from public view, we will do so immediately and provide you with confirmation. If your claim is insufficient to act upon, or, in our consideration the material has been posted with a good faith effort and compliant with the DMCA, we will notify you and provide you opportunity to clarify or seek additional remedy.