The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 provides recourse for copyright owners
who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United
States copyright law. This law is of particular interest to BELD Broadband customers who
download materials from the Internet.
Click here to review the law.
Possession of copyrighted materials not belonging to you is also a violation of your BELD Broadband
terms of service agreement and as such is grounds for termination of your service, specifically as follows:
"End User agrees not to post, forward, or transmit any information that infringes another
person's copyright, or otherwise violates copyright laws. The Designated Agent to receive
notifications of claimed infringement of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Robert J.
Sargent, 150 Potter Road, Braintree, MA 02184. 781/348-2320
Proper written notification from a copyright owner must include:
Any misrepresentation of material facts will subject the offending party to claims
for damages and attorneys' fees.
- The name, address and electronic signature of the complaining party
- Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted work or works
- The infringing matter and its Internet location
- A statement by the owner that it has a good faith belief that there is no legal
basis for the use of the materials complained of
- A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the
complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner
It is BELD Broadband's policy to terminate BELD Broadband subscribers and account holders
who are repeat infringers of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.