This Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy (“Policy”) applies to the megarockradio.net website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”) and outlines how this Website operator (“Operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”) addresses copyright infringement notifications and how you (“you” or “your”) may submit a copyright infringement complaint.
Protection of intellectual property is of utmost importance to us and we ask our content providers and their authorized agents to do the same. It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notifications of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) of 1998, the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website.
Megarock Radio is an aggregation platform featuring excerpts of news articles of interest published on several top news platforms (these are listed on the main footer of the website). None of the content of the news articles are stored on or in the possession of Megarock Radio and is not on servers under our control and all images displayed utilize proxy connections from our website to their content delivery services (generally Cloudflare or AWS) and nothing other than standard website server caching occurs on our end. For most part we do not include more than 150 words as excerpts to news article links. Any content in the news areas of the website should therefore be forwarded to the direct publisher of the article for which the link provided will take you do. We will upon request delete any links for which a valid complaint has been sent and block further publication by that or any of our other publishers however we do not have the power to delete content from their websites.
The audio portion of our broadcasts are covered under royalty agreements separate from DMCA claims however we will accept requests from copyright owners to remove audio files from our music libraries. As our main server that is the main operation point of our streaming server operations operates from a German location our audio streams are covered under performance royalty Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbH (GVL). Our shows, hosts and programming originate worldwide from remote locations.
What to consider before submitting a copyright complaint
Before submitting a copyright complaint to us, consider whether the use could be considered fair use. Fair use states that brief excerpts of copyrighted material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder. If you have considered fair use, and you still wish to continue with a copyright complaint, you may want to first reach out to the user in question to see if you can resolve the matter directly with the content provider.
Please note that if you are unsure whether the material you are reporting is in fact infringing, you may wish to contact an attorney before filing a notification with us.
We may, at our discretion or as required by law, share a copy of your notification or counter-notification with third parties. This may include sharing the information with the account holder engaged in the allegedly infringing activity or for publication. If you are concerned about your information being forwarded, you may wish to use an agent to report infringing material for you.
Notifications of infringement
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and you believe that any material available on our Services infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a written copyright infringement notification (“Notification”) using the contact details below pursuant to the DMCA. All such Notifications must comply with the DMCA requirements. You may refer to a DMCA takedown notice generator or other similar services to avoid making mistake and ensure compliance of your Notification.
Filing a DMCA complaint is the start of a pre-defined legal process. Your complaint will be reviewed for accuracy, validity, and completeness. If your complaint has satisfied these requirements, our response may include the removal or restriction of access to allegedly infringing material as well as use of physical blocking techniques to prevent it from appearing again in the future.
If we remove or restrict access to materials or terminate an account in response to a Notification of alleged infringement, we will make a good faith effort to contact the affected publicher with information concerning the removal or restriction of access, which may include a full copy of your Notification (including your name, address, phone, and email address).
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any portion of this Policy, the Operator reserves the right to take no action upon receipt of a DMCA copyright infringement notification if it fails to comply with all the requirements of the DMCA for such notifications.
The process described in this Policy does not limit our ability to pursue any other remedies we may have to address suspected infringement.
Changes and amendments
We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms related to the Website and Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification on the main page of the Website. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided.
An updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.
Reporting copyright infringement
If you would like to notify us of the infringing material or activity, we encourage you to contact us using the form below:
This document was last updated on May 18, 2022