This is the official copyright compliance policy ("Copyright Compliance Policy") for comedycentral.com ("Site," "we," "us," or "our"), an Internet website offered in cooperation or connection with the Comedy Central television channel or programming service ("Comedy Central Channel"). The Comedy Central Channel and the Site (together, "Comedy Central") are provided by MTV Networks ("MTVN"), a division of Viacom International Inc. (collectively, the "Parent Companies"). This Copyright Compliance Policy sets forth the procedures undertaken by Comedy Central to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement from copyright owners and terminating he accounts of repeat infringers and does not cover any other procedures, for any other purpose, or the procedures of the Parent Companies or any subsidiaries and affiliates of Comedy Central and the Parent Companies (collectively, "Affiliates"), or any other company, unless specifically stated.

This Copyright Compliance Policy is a part of the terms and conditions which are set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement. Any terms that are not defined in this Copyright Compliance Policy shall have the meaning given in the Terms of Use Agreement. Both the Terms of Use Agreement and this Copyright Compliance Policy are legally binding on all users.

We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ multiple measures to prevent copyright infringement over this Site and to promptly end any infringement that might occur.
  • HOW TO SEND A NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTOpen

    If you are a copyright owner (or the owner's authorized agent) and have a good-faith belief that material on our website infringes one of your copyrights, you may notify us using this procedure. In order for us to process your notice of copyright infringement, it must be sent to the agent designated below and must include the information specified below. When we receive a notice under this procedure, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

    Send your notice of infringement to our designated agent for receiving such notices:

    Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
    Warren Solow

    Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent to:
    1515 Broadway, 45th Floor, New York, NY 10036

    Facsimile Number of Designated Agent:
    201.422.6630

    Email Address of Designated Agent:
    copyright@mtvn.com

  • YOUR NOTICE OF INFRINGEMENT MUST BE A WRITTEN COMMUNICATION PROVIDED TO THE AGENT DESIGNATED ABOVE THAT INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:Open

    (1) A 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 on our Site is covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on our 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.
    (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.

    WE CAUTION YOU THAT IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE CONTENT IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER'S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.

  • HOW TO SEND A COUNTERNOTICE IF YOUR POSTING WAS REMOVED IN RESPONSE TO A NOTICE OF INFRINGEMENT AND YOU BELIEVE THE POSTING IS NOT INFRINGINGOpen

    If you are a copyright owner (or the owner's authorized agent) and have a good-faith belief that material on our website infringes one of your copyrights, you may notify us using this procedure. In order for us to process your notice of copyright infringement, it must be sent to the agent designated below and must include the information specified below. When we receive a notice under this procedure, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

    Send your notice of infringement to our designated agent for receiving such notices:

    Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
    Warren Solow

    Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent to:
    1515 Broadway, 45th Floor, New York, NY 10036

    Facsimile Number of Designated Agent:
    201.422.6630

    Email Address of Designated Agent:
    copyright@mtvn.com

  • REPEAT INFRINGER POLICYOpen

    We have a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. A repeat infringer includes any user who has made two or more Postings for which we receive a notice of infringement under this Copyright Compliance Policy. Each user agrees that if his or her account is terminated pursuant to this Copyright Compliance Policy, the user will not attempt to establish a new account under any name, real or assumed, and further agrees that if the user violates this restriction by opening a new account after being terminated pursuant to this Copyright Compliance Policy, the user shall indemnify and hold us harmless for any and all liability that we may incur therefor.

    Sole Statement: This document is the sole statement of the Copyright Compliance Policy with respect to this Site, and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other statement or policy, in any form, including, without limitation, machine-generated, is valid. This Copyright Compliance Policy was last modified on April 22, 2009 and is effective immediately.

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