AR15.COM and it's properties are protected under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As such, we will respond to any allegations of copyright violations in accordance with the DMCA. Below you will find our policies and takedown notices as required by the DMCA. The following applies to any and all copyright/trademark and owners of intellectual property interested in utilizing this procedure, as well as service users interested in restoring access to material mistakenly taken down.
When a valid DMCA notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content. On taking down content under the DMCA, we will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, we generally restore the content in question, unless we receive notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.
AR15.COM will follow the procedures provided in the DCMA to properly enforce rights of copyright holders. When a Proper DMCA notification is received by the designated DMCA Agent, or an administrator becomes otherwise aware that copyright rights are infringed, we will remove or disable access to infringing materials as soon as possible. AR15.COM will not necessarily send a confirmation regarding the removal/disabling.
Users who are deemed repeat infringers will be subject to have their accounts terminated. If you believe that a user is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact AR15.COM and provide sufficient information for us to make a decision.
Users who receive multiple warnings for copyright infringement and fail to discontinue these actions will forfeit their memberships under our user agreement. We ask that users please be respectful to authors and do not violate copyright law. Ignorance is not a valid excuse.
AR15.COM will act on all abuse reports and confront offending users. Users found to be guilty of our user agreement or any infringement will either receive a warning or be removed from the community. As an online community we strive to uphold not only the laws and regulations required, but also a good sense of online etiquette.
To report abuse in relation to content, files, photos, or any other use of the site, please email abuse@AR15.COM with a brief description of the issue as well as URLs to the offending material. If you do not include links, we can not help you. All reported abuses will be investigated and action will be taken as quickly as possible.