Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance Notice

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:

Copyright Agents:

George Brown
Phone Number: 801-799-0099
Mailing Address:
245 North Vine St. #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Laura Ross
Phone Number: 615-227-2379
Mailing Address:
1609 Tammany Drive, Nashville, TN 37206

Reporting a Claim of Infringement

To be effective, all notifications must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):

  1. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online side are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has 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 the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

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.

Counter-Notices to the Removal of Content

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)):

  1. The name, address, and phone number of the person alleging that the material was incorrectly taken removed;
  2. Identification of the materials and their location prior to removal;
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification;
  4. Your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the federal district in which you live (if you reside in the U.S.) or consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court where your service provider is located (if you are not in the U.S.);
  5. Your consent to accept service of process from the party who submitted the takedown notice; and
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

"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 or 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.