AmpLynx holds the rights of copyright holders and publishers paramount, and requires all users to confirm they own the copyright or have permission from the copyright holder to upload content. We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable copyright laws and promptly remove infringing content when properly notified.
Posting copyright-infringing content will lead to the removal of that content from your account and possibly monetary damages if a copyright owner decides to take legal action against you (this is serious—you can get sued!). Repeat infringers' accounts are terminated and permanently prohibited from using AmpLynx.
These pages are a resource for content owners and consumers alike. They are designed to help copyright holders more easily protect their intellectual property, and to educate consumers on what is and is not permissible use under the law. Help AmpLynx protect the rights and the livelihoods of artists and creators, and work with us to keep our community a creative, legal and positive experience for everyone.
What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, graphic and audiovisual creations. Copyright protection means that a copyright owner can control certain uses of their work. Most importantly, this protection gives the copyright owner the right to control the copying of their content, adapting and transmitting the content.
Uploading and sharing content via the Internet implicates many of a copyright owner's exclusive rights. The exclusive nature of copyright means that only the owner can decide who engages in these activities with respect to their content.
What is copyright infringement?
Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. It often refers to copying "intellectual property" without written permission from the copyright holder, which can be an individual or a publisher or other business representing or assigned by the work's creator.
Copyright Infringement Notification
To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to confirm these requirements)
- 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. Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
- 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.
To expedite our ability to process your request, such written notice should be sent to our designated agent via our online copyright complaint form below.
If you prefer to contact us via postal mail, email, or fax, click here.
Please note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages. Don't make false claims!
Please also note that the information provided in this legal notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.
Claimant information will be published on the AmpLynx site in place of disabled content.
After submitting a copyright infringement notification, copyright owners may realize they misidentified content or they may otherwise change their mind. AmpLynx is therefore always glad to honor retractions of copyright claims from the party who originally submitted them. For more information on how to do so, go to the Retractions page.
If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to the Copyright Counter-notice page to access the instructions.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers who are repeat infringers.
Do you own ALL the necessary rights to your music (this includes, but is not limited to, covers, mixes, images, and lyrics)?
If not, filing a counter-notification may not be appropriate for you. However, you may contact the content owner directly in search of a retraction of their claim. For instructions on how to request a retraction please go to the Retractions page.
To file a counter-notification with us, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below.
Please understand that filing a counter-notification may lead to legal proceedings between you and the complaining party to determine ownership. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your country if you make a false or bad faith allegation by using this process.
Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers who are repeat infringers. So, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact a lawyer.
A counter-notification must include the following specific elements:
- Identification of the specific URLs of material that GODIGEX has removed or to which GODIGEX has disabled access.
- Your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and the username of your GODIGEX account.
- 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 judicial district in which GODIGEX 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."
- Signature. A scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted.
We can only accept a counter-notification directly from the user from whose account content has been disabled. For verification, we require that counter-notifications be submitted referencing the email address associated with the disabled account.
Our preferred method of counter-notification submission is via our online form.
After we receive your counter notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.
After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within 10 business days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on GODIGEX. If we receive such notification we will be unable to restore the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may reinstate the material.
After submitting a copyright infringement notification, copyright owners may realize that they misidentified content or they may otherwise change their mind. GODIGEX is happy to honor retractions of copyright claims from the party who originally submitted them.
If you're a content owner and you wish to retract a claim, please ensure you send the following information to us at email@example.com
- A statement of retraction (such as "I hereby retract my claim of copyright infringement")
- The complete and specific URL of the content in question (this looks like http//www.godigex.com/ XXXXXXXXX)
- An electronic signature (typing your full legal name will suffice)
Users Affected by Copyright Claims
If you're a user affected by a copyright claim, you may reach out to the copyright owner directly in search of a retraction. You may do so by having the claimant contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the items listed above.
Please note that we will not process retractions that are not sent from the same alias that submitted the original claim.
Copyright Complaint Form
Copyright Counter-claim Form
To submit a counter-claim in response to a specific claim of allegedly copyright infringement, all information below must be completed in its entirety.