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Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
ANSWER.TIPS is committed to protecting the intellectual property rights of third parties.
The fastest and easiest way to submit a copyright infringement notification to us is through our website.
Click here to submit a copyright infringement notification. We review and take action on these reports promptly.
If you do not wish to submit your DMCA notice using our online form, you may also send a copyright infringement notification to us by email or mail. Your request must include the following information per Section 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
- Valid contact information for you or a representative authorized to act on your behalf
You need to provide information that will allow us and the uploaders of any sets, classes, folders, or other removed content to contact you regarding the complaint. In general, contact information must include:
- Full legal name (a first and last name, not a company name)
- Email address
- Physical address
- Telephone number
- A description of the work being infringed
You must clearly and completely describe the copyrighted content you are seeking to protect. If multiple copyrighted works are covered in the complaint, the law allows you to include a representative list of such works.
- Each allegedly infringing piece of content’s specific URL
You should always include the specific URL of the content believed to infringe on your copyright(s). General information about the content, such as a folder, search term or username, is usually not sufficient unless also accompanied by a detailed explanation that allows us to identify the content in question clearly and unambiguously (e.g., a statement that all public content created by the user is infringing)
In general, however, submissions should identify content via a specific URL in one of the following formats:
- www.ANSWER.TIPS/class/###### (with an accompanying detailed explanation)
- www.ANSWER.TIPS/username/folders/xxxxxx (with an accompanying detailed explanation)
- You must agree to and/or include the following statements:
- “I have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- "The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
- The request must include your signature:
Complete complaints require your physical or electronic signature or the signature of a representative authorized to act on your behalf. To satisfy this requirement, you (or your representative) may type your full legal name to act as your signature at the bottom of the complaint or in the ANSWER.TIPS DMCA submission form.
You can submit your DMCA notice by email to [email protected] or by mail to:
In accordance with the DMCA, ANSWER.TIPS has developed and maintains a policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
In addition, please note that ANSWER.TIPS may send your original notice to the alleged infringer or, if we have reason to suspect the validity of your complaint, to the rights holder.
Since we respect content owner rights, it is answer.tips’s policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”).
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the answer.tips Services, please notify answer.tips’s copyright agent by mail at [email protected], with the following information required by the DMCA:
Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address;
An identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please fully describe the work and, wherever possible, include a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained-of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate and that, “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying answer.tips and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with answer.tips’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable laws, answer.tips has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. answer.tips may also at its sole discretion limit access to the answer.tips Services and/or your answer.tips Subscription and/or terminate the accounts of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.