Procedure for Making and Responding to Claims of Copyright
It is the policy of Walmart.com to respond to claims of copyright infringement. We will promptly process
and investigate notices of alleged infringement by third parties and will take appropriate actions under the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (the "DMCA"), where
Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement by third parties should be sent to
Walmart.com's Designated Agent. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been infringed under U.S.
copyright law and is accessible on this Site, please notify us by contacting our Designated Agent. Even if you
believe that the alleged infringing work was not posted by a third party, please send all notifications of
claimed copyright infringement to Walmart.com's Designated Agent listed below.
To be effective under the DMCA, notification of claims of copyright infringement by third parties must
be a written communication to Walmart.com's Designated Agent that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive
right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a
single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- 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
Walmart.com to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Walmart.com 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;
- 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
- 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.
Walmart.com's Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-0520
This contact information is only for reporting claims of copyright infringement. Contact information for
other matters is provided elsewhere on this Site.
Upon receipt of a valid notification of alleged copyright infringement by a third party, Walmart.com shall
remove or disable access to the material identified in the notice, forward the written notification to the alleged
infringer, and take reasonable efforts to notify the alleged infringer that it has removed or disabled access
to this material.
You should be aware that, under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning
copyright infringement may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by the
alleged infringer or by Walmart.com, if injured by relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or
disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed against you, you may file a counter notification with the
Designated Agent at the address listed above.
To be effective, a counter notification must be a written communication provided to the Walmart.com's
Designated Agent that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location
at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or
disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of
Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located and that you will accept service
of process from the complainant who provided the original notification or an agent of such person
If Walmart.com receives a valid counter notification, it shall provide the complainant with a copy of the
counter notification, inform the complainant that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling
access to it in 10 to 14 days from receipt of the counter notification, and replace the removed material or
cease disabling access to it in 10 to 14 business days, provided that Wal-Mart.com has not received notice
from the complainant that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer
from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Walmart.com's system.
You should be aware that the DMCA provides substantial penalties for a false counter notice filed in
response to a notice of copyright infringement. Claimants who make misrepresentations in their the
counter notification statement may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred
by any copyright owner or copyright owner's authorized licensee, or by Walmart.com, if injured by relying
upon such misrepresentation in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.
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