Refrained Music receives music, videos and other content from various outlets, record labels, artists, and producers. Due to the volume of content, we receive it is impossible for us to determine if the copyright holder authorises the works. As such we claim safe harbour under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512. Pursuant to the DMCA, if you are a copyright holder and believe your work is being infringed upon you are required by law to adhere to the following procedure:
DMCA Compliance Policy
It is the policy of Refrained Music to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement, and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512 (“DMCA”).
Contents of Notice
The DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement must be in writing. When informing the designated agent of an alleged copyright infringement, the complainant must:
Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a list of the works on that site.
Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit Refrained Music to locate that material. Provide your contact information, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
Certify or include a statement that the complainant has a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.
Certify that the information that you have provided Refrained Music is accurate. The complainant should attest under penalty of perjury that s/he is authorised to enforce the copyrights that have allegedly have been infringed.
Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorised to act on behalf of the owner. 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.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ1.html, which can assist one in determining whether an exception or defence, such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work.
Pursuant to the DMCA, Refrained Music has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on Web pages or computer servers. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed on the Refrained Music site, please notify our designated agent, preferably by email to, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will immediately remove any infringed content. Thank you.