This page details the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants’, hereto referred to as "OCASI", “we”, “us” or “our”, policies on intellectual property matters when visiting SettleNet.org/Réseau-Etab.Org (the “Site”). OCASI respects copyright and intellectual property laws of others and requires that members who use the Site do the same.
Reporting Instances of Intellectual Property Violations
OCASI responds to effective and complete notices of intellectual property violations that provide specific information for us to identify and locate the allegedly infringing materials. In appropriate instances, we will remove allegedly infringing materials. Upon review, we may decline to remove allegedly infringing materials – for example, if we determine they are not infringing, if we lack adequate information to determine that they are infringing, if we are unable to find the accused materials, or if the materials are protected by the fair use doctrine, among other reasons.
If you believe that content residing or accessible on or through the Site infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement through our contact form with the following information (your “Notice”):
- Identification of the work or material that you claim has been infringed. If this material exists online, please provide a URL.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location on the Site, with sufficient detail so that OCASI is capable of finding the material and verifying its existence (i.e., in most circumstances, we will need a URL).
- Details of the alleged infringement.
- Contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
- Date and time of infringement.
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.
- A statement by you that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
Counter Notices / Appeals
If you believe you are the wrongful subject of Copyright notification, you may file a counter-notification with OCASI.
If you have received a copyright warning from OCASI regarding a report of allegedly infringing copyrighted material posted using your account, or have been otherwise advised by OCASI that your account was subject of a copyright notice, and believe that your posting of material was a mistake or misidentification or that your use of the material in question constitutes “fair use” and that you have not infringed the copyright holder’s copyright, you may file a counter notification.
OCASI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any user for actual or apparent infringement of intellectual property rights. Internet Service Providers can terminate, under appropriate circumstances, the accounts of users who are repeat copyright infringers.
Date modified: 2020-10-01