Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance

[We] recently received notice under Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) alleging that the above website infringes upon copyrighted materials. We are asking that you remove all copyrighted materials and downloads from your website. Should you fail to act upon this notice within 24 hours we will forced to temporarily suspend your account. Under the DMCA, you are entitled to provide "counter-notice" to [Our] DMCA agent claiming that the material does not infringe copyrights. If the copyright owner does not bring a lawsuit in district court within 10 days, [We] may then reactivate your account. Notwithstanding any counter-notice, [We] reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to keep your site suspended in the event there is a continuing threat of litigation arising from your website.

A proper counter-notice must contain the following information:

  1. The subscriber's name, address, phone number and physical or electronic signature [512(g)(3)(A)]

  2. Identification of the material and its location before removal [512(g)(3)(B)]

  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification [512(g)(3)(C)]

  4. Subscriber consent to local federal court jurisdiction, or if overseas, to an appropriate judicial body. [512(g)(3)(D)]
For more information on the DMCA, see

In subsequent emails I exchanged with my hosting company after receiving this warning I asked if there were specific songs that were sited. They gave me several, and I was surprised that one was "Premonition" by Andrew Hill, a rather obscure jazz piece. You never know.