Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice

If you believe that material available on our site, including those hosted on our YouTube channel, infringes on your copyright(s), please notify us by submitting a DMCA notice. After we receive a valid and complete notice, we will investigate, remove the material, and make a good faith attempt to contact the user who uploaded the material, via email. Learn more about the process here.

Please note that we are unable to process DMCA notices that refer to pages hosted on third party servers that are embedded into this website. Please contact the third party to place a DCMA claim for infringing material on their website.

apachetech.co.uk is a publishing platform where the owner often uses copyrighted materials in commentary or journalism, or transform the materials into something original. As such, before submitting a DMCA notice, it’s important to consider whether the material used falls under fair dealing. If you are not sure whether material located on apachetech.co.uk infringes on your copyright, or if it is subject to fair dealing protections, you should first consider seeking legal advice.

You may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity infringes on your copyright. We have and will highlight such abuses and seek to collect those damages.

Your DMCA notice will be forwarded to the party that made the material available, and also may be sent to third parties such as LumenDatabase.org. A note will also be placed on the site detailing the name of the copyright owner who submitted the takedown notice. In addition, you are required to consider the possible fair dealing implications, as a result of Lenz v. Universal, and other similar cases. We reserve the right to challenge abuses of the DMCA process, and your use of this form does not waive that right.

Please follow these steps to file a notice:

  1. Verify that the material in question is hosted by apachetech.co.uk. We have no control over material that is not hosted on this website. Feel free to contact Apache, the owner of apachetech.co.uk with any concerns, and they will look into the material, on a case by case basis. Please contact appropriate third parties with complaints about the material that they host.
  2. Contact Apache directly. Go to the material in question and leave a comment with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the owner of the site, or send a message via the site’s contact form.
  3. Send your complaint to our designated agent via the form below, if the issue cannot be resolved directly with the owner of the site.

As required by the DMCA, we have a policy to terminate users that we consider to be repeat infringers. Although we won’t share the specifics of our repeat infringer policy (we don’t want anyone to game the system, after all), we believe that it strikes the right balance: it protects the rights of copyright owners and protects legitimate users from wrongful termination. Please note that notices that are successfully countered, rejected on fair use grounds, or deemed to be fraudulent are not counted against a user or site.