Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

If you believe that material available on our site or regions, including those hosted on That Place Amusements Grid, infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by submitting a DMCA notice. After we receive a valid and complete notice, we will investigate, remove the material, and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material, via email. Learn more about our process here.

Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to regions hosted on third party grids, even if we manage the server the grid is hosted on.

You must be the copyright owner in order to file a valid DMCA takedown request.

Simply knowing the content is copyrighted is not valid grounds to file a DMCA takedown and can result in us filing a lawsuit against you, seeking damages against you for abuse.

That Place Amusements is a virtual world platform where users often use copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original.

As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider whether the material used falls under fair use. If you are not sure whether material located on a That Place Amusements Region infringes on your copyright, or if it is subject to fair use protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.

You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity infringes on your copyright. We have and will highlight such abuses and seek to collect those damages.

Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as LumenDatabase.org. A note will also be placed in our Hall of Shame detailing the name of the copyright owner who submitted the takedown notice. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair use implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.

Please follow these steps to file a notice:

1. Verify that the region or object in question is hosted on a region located on the That Place Amusements Grid. We have no control over other Opensim Grids. Those grids use the open source OpenSimulator or similar software and are not hosted by us. Please contact the appropriate grid with complaints. We only host regions that in the That Place Amusements grid.

2. Contact the Region/Estate/Parcel/Object owner directly. Go to the region in question and send a notecard to the owner with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the avatar that rezzed the object in question.

3. Send your complaint to our designated agent via the form below, if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the person that rezzed the object and/or the Region/Estate owner.

As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users and/or regions that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy (we don’t want anyone to game the system, after all), we believe that it strikes the right balance: it protects the rights of copyright owners and protects legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.

A red asterisk * denotes a required field.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. (Please note that you may be liable for damages if you “knowingly materially misrepresent” your copyrights – and we may seek to collect those damages. Fair use should also be taken into consideration.) *

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. *

I acknowledge that a copy of this infringement notice and any correspondence related to it, including any contact information I provided above (address, telephone number, and email address), will be forwarded to the user who uploaded the content at issue. I also acknowledge that a note may be placed on the site in question detailing the name of the copyright owner who submitted the takedown notice and that a copy of this notice will be posted in our Hall of Shame and forwarded to LumenDatabase.org and/or other DMCA monitoring sites. *

If you’d prefer not to use our automated form, you can send your complaint to our designated agent:

Designated Copyright Agent
That Place Amusements
215 State Highway 290 #30
Lake Hamilton, AR 71913

Phone:  (347) 514-7273 ext. 100
Email: [email protected]

We do not accept fax submissions at this time.

You must include the following:

1. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;

2. An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;

3. A description of the nature and exact location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit That Place Amusements to find and positively identify that material. See instructions listed in the form above.

4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;

5. A statement that you have 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; and

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.