DMCA Policy

Effective Date: July 16, 2019
Revision Date: July 16, 2019

Welcome to Ballparc (the “Site”), which is owned and operated by Ballparc, LLC (“Ballparc,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy (this “DMCA Policy”) governs the Site, as well as our mobile application and our social media pages (all of the foregoing, collectively understood as the “Services”), regardless of how distributed, transmitted, published, or broadcast, provided by Ballparc.

We comply with takedown procedures and counter-notice mechanisms, as specified under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17. U.S.C. § 512. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement by third parties must be sent to our “Designated Agent” whose contact information appears below. We have filed notice of our Designated Agent with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Takedown Procedures

Copyright owners or agents may submit a notification of alleged infringement to us, pursuant to the DMCA. We will only act on notices of claimed infringement made in accordance with the provisions of the DMCA. For a notice of claimed infringement to be effective under the DMCA, the notification of claim must be a written communication to our Designated Agent. If you, as a copyright owner or agent of an owner (“you” or “your”), believe that there is material on our Service(s) that infringes your copyright(s), you may submit a proper notification, as described in § 512(c)(3), which shall include:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • 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 service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
    A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification 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.

NOTE: Under § 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that (a) material is infringing or (b) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification shall be liable for damages, including attorneys’ fees incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or licensee, or by Ballparc, if such parties are injured by the misrepresentation.

Upon receipt of a proper notification of alleged copyright infringement, we will remove or disable access to the material identified in the notice, forward the written notification to the alleged infringer, and take reasonable efforts to notify the alleged infringer that we have removed or disabled access to the material in question.

Copyright Infringement Notifications Should Be Directed to Our Designated Agent:

  • ATTENTION: DMCA Notification
    Ballparc, LLC
    2500 Bee Caves Road, Building III, Suite 400
    Austin, TX 78746
    Phone: (877) 429-8620
  • You may also send an electronic message notifying us of alleged copyright infringement, provided the message meets the standards iterated above, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).


Counter-Notice Mechanism

Under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us for relying upon a misrepresentation. We reserve the right to pursue damages against such parties.

If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with us in accordance with the above terms, and we disable access to the allegedly infringing content, the third-party may file a counter notification with our Designated Agent as listed above.

To be effective, a counter notification must be a written communication provided to our Designated Agent that includes the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that the party have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
    A name, address, and telephone number; and
  • A statement that the third-party consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which Ballparc is located and that the third-party will accept service of process from the complainant or an agent of such person or entity.

If we receive a valid counter-notice, we will provide the original complainant with a copy of the counter notice, inform the complainant that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in within fourteen (14) days from receipt of the counter notification, provided, however, that we do not receive notice from the complainant that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our computer system.

The DMCA provides penalties for a false counter notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. We reserve the right to pursue damages, including attorneys’ fees, against claimants who make misrepresentations in the counter notification statement.

By complying with the forgoing, it is our expressed intent to comply with the provisions of the DMCA to limit its liability to the fullest extent as provided therein.

Repeat Infringer Policy

We will terminate any user account that is the subject of two (2) separate DMCA takedown notification violations. For a user whose content is removed and later restored as part of a DMCA takedown and subsequent counter-notification procedure, we will treat that underlying DMCA notification as having been withdrawn. In any event, we reserve the right to terminate any user account, which is the subject of fewer than two (2) DMCA takedown notifications, according to our business judgment and as we deem appropriate, given the surrounding circumstances.

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