Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Policy of Baseball America regarding Notifications under Digital Millennium
Copyright Act

It is the policy of Baseball America to appropriately respond to effective notifications of claimed copyright infringement as provided under Title 17 of the United States Code as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

Below are the steps for providing Baseball America with notification and counter notification of any alleged copyright infringement by a subscriber or account holder of Baseball America's network.

Notification of Alleged Infringement

In order for a notice of alleged copyright infringement to be effective, it must meet the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as set forth in 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3). A written communication with at least the following information
must be provided to the Baseball America designated agent listed on Baseball America's website:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  2. 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.

  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or to which access is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Baseball America to locate the material.

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Baseball America to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic email address.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. For example: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

The document should be mailed to:

Baseball America
ATTN: DMCA Notification
4319 South Alston Avenue, Suite 103
Durham, NC 27713

Faxed to: 919-682-2880

Or e-mailed to: business@baseballamerica.com.

Counter Notification

A party affected by the removal or disabling of their website by Baseball America in response to a notification of alleged copyright infringement may submit a counter notification with the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber to the website.

  2. 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.

  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled. For example, "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this counter notification is accurate and that I have a good faith belief that the materials removed or disabled were a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."

  4. The website owner's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the website owner consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.


The document should be mailed to:

Baseball America
ATTN: DMCA Notification
4319 South Alston Avenue, Suite 103
Durham, NC 27713

Faxed to: 919-682-2880

Or e-mailed to: business@baseballamerica.com.

Disabling or Removing Allegedly Infringing Materials

Baseball America reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disable public access to a subscriber's website if it deems that the subscriber is a repeat infringer in accordance with 17 U.S.C. ยง 521(i)(1)(A).