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Barnes & Noble.com Site Copyright Policy

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(Public Law 105-304)
Corporate Policy and Procedures for Compliance
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,* Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. ("Barnes & Noble"), has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringements on the Barnes & Noble.com website (the "Barnes & Noble.com Site"):
"Barnes & Noble will block access to and/or remove any material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and submitted to our site." This policy shall cover all aspects of the Barnes & Noble.com Site, including but not limited to user book reviews and author chats.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements:
Submit a formal Notice of Copyright Infringement containing the following information:
  • Identification of what is being infringed
  • Where the infringements are located
  • Who is complaining
  • How he or she may be contacted
  • A statement of good faith belief that the material is infringing
  • A statement made under threat of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the complaint is authorized by the copyright holder
Send the Notice of Copyright Infringement to the following Designated Copyright Infringement Agent for barnesandnoble.com:
Copyright Agent
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc., Legal Department
122 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Fax: (212) 463-5683
Or via email to: DMCANOTICE@Barnesandnoble.com
Once this information is received, the following action will be taken:
  • The infringing material or site will be blocked.
  • The infringing user will then be immediately notified of the situation.
  • In the case of first-time offenders, the infringing material will be removed.
  • To the extent possible, repeat offenders will be removed permanently from the system.
The user may supply a counternotice which must include the following:
  • A statement that the user has a good faith belief that the removal was a result of a misidentification on our part
  • A complete listing of the user's contact information
  • A consent to jurisdiction in Federal Court
If this counternotice is received by the Copyright Agent for the Barnes & Noble.com Site, a copy of the counternotice will be sent to the original complaining party.
The user's material and access will be restored in 10 to 14 days unless the Copyright Agent for the Barnes & Noble.com Site is informed that a lawsuit has been filed over the infringing material.

*Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be viewed at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/hr2281.pdf — to view this file, simply download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.