Gay Society



REPORTING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site ("Website") infringe your copyright, you may request a notice of claimed infringement, so that we send a notice to the alleged infringer by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). The written notice ("Notice") must include following:

  • Your name and address, and any other particulars prescribed by regulation that enable communication with the claimant that we may advise you from time to time.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Website, a representative list of such works.
  • A statement describing your interest or right with respect to the copyright in the work or other subject matter.
  • Identification of the location of material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material (e.g., a link to the infringing material).
  • Description of the infringement that is claimed.
  • A statement specifying the date and time of the alleged infringement.
  • Any other information that may be prescribed by regulation that we may advise you of from time-to-time.

The Notice must not contain any of the following:

  • An offer to settle the claimed infringement.
  • A request or demand relating to the claimed infringement for payment or for personal information.
  • A reference, including by way of hyperlink, to such an offer, request, or demand.
  • Any other information that may be prescribed by regulation that we may advise you of from time-to-time.

Prohibited Content

A Notice containing Prohibited Content will not be considered a valid Notice under this Policy (see Copyright Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42, s. 41.25(3).)

Copyright Agent Contact Information

Our designated Copyright Agent to receive Notices is:


Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and reasonable legal fees, disbursements, and charges).

Forwarding Notice to Alleged Infringer

If we receive a Notice in the prescribed form, we will, as soon as feasible, forward the Notice electronically to the person to whom the electronic location identified by the location data in the Notice belongs and inform you of our doing so. If, for some reason, it is not possible for us to forward the Notice to that person, we will confirm with you the reasons for it.

Record Retention

We will retain records of Notices in compliance with our obligations under applicable laws and regulations.

Removal of Materials or Disabling of Accounts

Without limiting any other rights or remedies we may be entitled to under our website Terms and Conditions or otherwise at law, we reserve the right to remove any material or disable or terminate our users’ accounts or take those other actions deemed necessary or appropriate in the circumstances in our sole discretion.