All copyrighted material belongs to its respective owners. The International Conference of Symphony and Orchestra Musicians (“ICSOM”) and its affiliates do not claim ownership of any copyrighted material displayed on this site unless stated otherwise by an ICSOM officer or Governing Board Member. ICSOM does not knowingly intend or attempt to violate any copyrighted material or other intellectual property of any other entity.
Our website follows the safe harbor provisions of 17 U.S.C. §512. ICSOM will process notices of alleged infringement that it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws, including the removal of the allegedly infringing content should it be deemed appropriate. Under the DCMA, notifications of alleged copyright infringement should be sent to ICSOM’s copyright agent:
Phone Number: 801-799-0099
245 North Vine St. #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone Number: 615-227-2379
1609 Tammany Drive, Nashville, TN 37206
To be effective, all notifications must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):
Please note that Section 512(f) of the DMCA makes any person who knowingly and materially represents that material or activity is infringing subject to potential liability for damages.
We may suspend or terminate access to ICSOM’s website services, Orchestra-L, and/or Delegate-L for subscribers that repeatedly or egregiously infringe the intellectual property of others.
Should a subscriber or other such member determine that their content has been removed or disabled by mistake or by misidentification, that person can send the Copyright Agent a written counter-notification which, to be effective, must include the following (17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3)):
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” 47 U.S.C. §230(c).
The Communications Decency Act provides that when a user writes and/or posts material on a website such as ICSOM’s or a listserv such as Orchestra-L or Delegate-L that the website itself generally cannot be held legally responsible for the material.
The justifications for Congress in passing this rule are relatively simple: websites like ICSOM’s simply cannot accurately monitor the huge volume of information its users may choose to post.
This being said, ICSOM takes every claim as being serious. Our User Rules prohibit defamatory, libelous, and slanderous content from being published on our website. If you believe posted material is defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or in some other way violates the CDA, please notify Orchestra-L, Delegate-L, and/or ICSOM by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please include the (1) location of the disputed material, (2) your name, and (3) an explanation of why the material is being disputed. We will respond within a reasonable time and, if warranted, will remove the material.
Please note that the above is not a substitute for legal advice. You should obtain legal advice to better understand your rights and obligations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Communications Decency Act, or any other applicable laws.
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