DMCA Policy

DMCA POLICY – Claims Regarding Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512), Sandhills Group Companies have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements. If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, and believe in good faith there is content on a Sandhills website that violates United States copyright law, you may submit a copyright infringement notification via email or post. Specifically, the notice must contain the following information:

  • 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 reasonable 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 email 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.

The copyright infringement notification must be signed, either physically or electronically, by the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or by a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please send the copyright infringement notification to the Sandhills Copyright Agent via email or via mail to the following address:

DMCA Complaints

Sandhills Copyright Agent
Legal Department

120 W. Harvest Drive

Lincoln, NE 68521

[email protected]

Upon receipt of alleged infringement notice, Sandhills reserves the right to review the allegedly infringing material and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including responding expeditiously to remove the challenged content from the Site.

Please note that any notice or counter notice must be truthful. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or counter-notice.

Sandhills’ Copyright Infringement Counter-Notification Procedure

If you believe in good faith that the material you posted to Sandhills’ site was not infringing and that a notice of copyright infringement has been improperly submitted against you, you can submit a counter-notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The counter-notice must include the following:

  • Identification of the specific URLs of material that Sandhills has removed or to which Sandhills has disabled access.
  • Your full name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • The statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the District of Nebraska, in which Sandhills Global is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant.”
  • The statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

The counter-notice must be signed, either physically or electronically.

Please send the counter-notice to our Copyright Agent via email ([email protected]) or via mail addressed to:

DMCA Complaints

Sandhills Copyright Agent
Legal Department

120 W. Harvest Drive

Lincoln, NE 68521

[email protected]

After we receive your counter-notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original copyright infringement notification. Please note that when we forward your counter-notice, it will include your personal information. If you are concerned about protecting your anonymity, please consult with an attorney about other options.

Following a receipt of a compliant counter-notice, Sandhills may restore access to the material including reinstating the challenged content, no less than ten and no more than fourteen business days, unless the original notice sender informs Sandhills that it has filed a court action against the user.

Please note that any notice or counter notice must be truthful. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or counter-notice.