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  • Copyright Infringement Notification

    To file a copyright infringement notification with ACFE, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act to confirm these requirements):

    i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works.

    iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit ACFE to locate the material. (Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.)

    iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit ACFE to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

    v. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

    vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    Such written notice should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

    John Warren, General Counsel
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc.
    716 West Ave.
    Austin, TX 78701
    USA
    FAX: +1-512-478-9297
    Email: jwarren@ACFE.com

    If a notice of alleged copyright infringement has been filed against you, you can file a counter notice with ACFE's designated agent at the address set forth above. All counter notifications must satisfy the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act to confirm these requirements).

    i. A) A physical or electronic signature of the alleged infringer.

    ii. (B) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location before removal.

    iii. (C) A statement under penalty of perjury that the alleged infringer has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled

    iv. (D) The alleged infringer’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the alleged infringer consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the alleged infringer’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which ACFE may be found, and that the alleged infringer will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the claimed infringement under Section 512(c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

    Please be advised that under Section 512(f) of the U.S. Copyright Act, anyone who knowingly makes misrepresentations regarding alleged copyright infringement may be liable to ACFE, the alleged infringer and/or the affected copyright owner for any damages incurred in connection with the removal, blocking and/or replacement of allegedly infringing material.

    Please also be advised that ACFE enforces a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts members and other account holders who are repeat infringers.