Updated on 3/21/13 Claims of Infringement/DMCA: Unless explicitly stated, OnTheSceneNY does not claim ownership to any photographs/videos/music, etc (hereon known as “media”) on onthesceneny.com. Therefore, any media posted on the site was either retrieved from various paid membership websites, sent via email by a reader/publicist/other internet users or were found while perusing the internet, which is considered public domain. OnTheSceneNY has no way of knowing if the senders of such media are copyright holders. If you feel that any media posted on OnTheSceneNY.com is a direct violation or infringement of your copyright, civil and/or creative liberties, please contact me immediately via the site’s About US form. In the body of the email, please include the following: -Name, Address, Contact # & correct contact email address -description of copyrighted work to which you claim infringement -blog post URL or brief description of post with alleged infringed material -a statement from the infringed stating that, in good faith, you believe that the use of copyrighted material was NOT authorized by you, an agent acting on your behalf, or within the confines of the law -your physical signature (can be scanned and sent electronically)or the signature of a person authorized to speak/act on your behalf -a statement bound by penalty of perjury that the information you’ve provided is accurate and that you are indeed the owner of the copyrighted material in question Before the complainants allege an infringement, s/he should consult copyright materials to confirm that the use is, in fact, infringing. The United States Copyright Office provides basic information, online, at http://www.copyright.gov/, which can assist one in determining whether an exception or defense, such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work.