A Service of Blue Planet Registrar Corporation,
a division of Blue Planet Offices, Inc., Key West, FL
The DMCA does not cover trademarks or libel, although it is often abused in that manner. Service providers and websites are protected by the Communications Decency Act against libel/defamation liability for postings by third parties. There is no safe harbor for trademark infringement although there is fair use.
DMCA1, a service of Blue Planet Registrar Corporation, which is a division of Blue Planet Offices, Inc. and BluePlanetSecurity.com are part of a family of sites providing security related services for the internet including DMCA1.com, CertifiedTruth.com and CertifiedURL.com. For information about our range of personal property security products visit Blue Planet Security
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The DMCA does not cover internet providers or sites automatically. There are two major requirements that must be followed, otherwise the protection of the act can be defeated in court and the site or provider can be held personally liable.
DMCA1, a service of Blue Planet Registrar Corporation and Blue Planet Offices, Inc. provides a commercial designated agent service, much like the corporate registered agent service provided by Blue Planet, in cases where the owner or owners of a site or service wish to maintain personal privacy. The DMCA notification on the site and the registration with the U.S. Copyright Office tells everyone where to find you and contact you, not just those wanting to make a copyright or defamation complaint.
The designated agent must have an address that is publicly accessible (no post office boxes) along with a telephone number, fax number and email address.
Simply having a DMCA statement and an email address for notification is NOT adequate under the act, although it is common. If the requirements of the act are not adhered to, the protection of the DMCA can be defeated in a civil action. Many plaintiffs' would love to go after the provider or site operator who probably has deeper pockets than some individual poster or blogger.
This is similar to starting a civil action in Florida for libel or a similar tort. If a media defendant is involved, Florida State Law requires a legally proper five day notice to the defendant before filing the civil action. If this requirement is not met, there is no cure. The civil action will be dismissed with prejudice.
NEWS FLASH: As of December 1, 2016 all registrations of DMCA agents must be done electronically and all those with paper records must update their registrations on the electronic system before December 31, 2016. The price also changes from $105 for a single registration plus $35 for each group of ten websites to only $6.00 with an unlimited number of websites. As a result DMCA1 will only be used for our own websites and the registration service here is ended.
The designated agent needs to be an individual, thus the CEO of Blue Planet Offices, Inc., Dan F. Schramm will serve in the capacity of Designated Agent. There is absolutely no requirement that the designated agent be the owner of the site, or an officer or employee of the corporate entity that owns the site.
QuickDMCA.com offers an Apple and Android APP for quickly issuing DMCA TakeDown Notices from your phone or tablet. We provide this link as a public service.
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Blue Planet Offices, Inc. is a Florida, USA Corporation.
Blue Planet Security Corporation and Blue Planet Registrar Corporation are divisions registered with the Florida Secretary of State.
Blue Planet Registrar Corporation Customer Service 305-434-4053.
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