OMNI FIBER - Copyright Infringement Policy
Using your Internet or TV service to infringe copyrights is illegal and a violation of Omni Fiber’s Terms and Conditions of Service, which apply to all users of your account, and could result in the suspension or termination your service(s).
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
If your computer is being used in the exchange of unauthorized copies of copyrighted material (music, movies, television shows, or software), Omni Fiber requests that you take action to stop the copyright infringement. Copyright infringement is a violation of Omni Fiber’s Terms and Conditions of Service. You can review the terms and conditions at https://www.omnifiber.com/terms.
DEFINITION OF NOTICE OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Omni Fiber receives notices from copyright holders, or their designated agents, claiming an Omni Fiber subscriber has used or acquired copyrighted work(s) without authorization from the copyright holder. This is called a “Notice of Claimed Copyright Infringement.”
FILE A NOTICE OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Omni Fiber recognizes the importance of protecting copyright holders and prohibits the use of its systems or network for infringing activities. In the event that you believe that Omni Fiber, one of our affiliated entities, or one of our customers has infringed on any copyrighted material of yours, you shall provide Omni Fiber with notice in compliance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) at:
Omni Fiber, LLC
Attn: Security Department
4680 Parkway Drive Suite 450
Mason, OH 45040
FILING A COPYRIGHT COUNTER-NOTIFICATION
If you believe that your service was not used to commit the alleged infringement, you believe that you have legal ownership of the material in question, or you have another legal right to file a counter-notice, you can file a copyright counter-notification with Omni Fiber.
When you file a copyright counter-notification, Omni Fiber will forward your notification to the copyright holder or its designated agent. This means that your notice, including your name, address, and contact information will be shared with the copyright holder or its designated agent.
Understand that filing a counter-notification is not simply a proclamation of your innocence. Your decision to send one to a Copyright Owner could result in litigation against you, which could prove expensive and burdensome. Before you exercise your right to file a counter-notification, it is strongly recommended that you consult an attorney. For information on how to file a copyright counter-notification, click here.
The resources below will provide you with more information on copyright infringement.
Obtaining Files Legally
You can obtain affordable music, movies, and television shows from a variety of sources. Examples of such marketplaces include:
Movies and Television Shows
REQUEST TO PAY
Omni Fiber does not ask for any payments related to copyright infringement. It’s possible you may receive an email or pop-up on your computer that accuses you of copyright infringement and is connected with a fake payment site used to collect credit card numbers.
Omni Fiber respects your privacy and, as a matter of principle and general policy, we do not monitor how you use your internet service. While Omni Fiber is required by law to inform you of this complaint, we have not provided any of your personal identifying information to the copyright owner.
The complaint by the owner or agent references an IP address, which (for the sole purpose of sending this notification) we have matched to your account based on the time of the alleged infringement. The copyright holders utilize various computer tools to track the sharing of movies, music, and other media over the Internet. Omni Fiber uses the IP address, date, and time from the owner’s notice of alleged infringement to determine which customer is being accused of committing the copyright violation. Once identified, Omni Fiber will send a letter relaying the specific details of the complaint to the customer being accused.
However, Omni Fiber respects your privacy and as a matter of principle and general policy we do not monitor how you use your internet service, so we don’t know whether the complaint we received is accurate. In addition, we do not reveal our customers’ identity to the complainant unless required by law to do so (if, for example, a copyright owner sends Omni Fiber a subpoena in the course of a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement.)
One notable exception is if you file copyright counter-notification disputing the claim. For more information regarding the counter-notification process, refer to the counter-notification information available at www.copyright.gov.
RESULTS OF NOTICE
It is possible the copyright holder could take legal action against you. The copyright owner has made serious allegations against you. Copyright infringement is a violation of the law and, willful infringement with intent to profit is also a federal crime. A copyright infringer could be subject to a $150,000 penalty for each infringement. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. Click here to review the government’s summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Also, Omni Fiber may suspend or disconnect your service as a result of repeat copyright infringements.
REMOVING INFRINGING CONTENT AND SEARCHING FILES
It’s important to remove or disable access to all movies, music, files, and other content and materials specified in the notice, as well as any others that you may be posting, storing, transmitting, or sharing (on a “peer-to-peer” basis or otherwise) without the permission of the copyright owner.
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOME COMPUTER SECURE
- Educate all computer users in your home regarding copyright infringement.
- Explain that downloading copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder is against the law. Virtually all music, movies, television shows, software, etc. that can be purchased in a store or online is copyrighted material. Also, discourage the use of peer-to-peer software and provide alternatives for downloading copyrighted material.
- Be sure to check all computers on your home network for the infringing material.
- The Notice of Copyright Infringement will list the work(s) infringed upon. Perform a search on all computers within your home for the title. Alternatively, you can use this free tool that will scan your computer and generate a list of movies or television files and common peer-to-peer file sharing applications installed on the computer.
- Ensure your computer is free of viruses.
- It is possible that a computer virus has compromised your computer and is triggering the exchange of copyrighted material. If you believe your computer might be infected, perform an online virus scan. It’s important that all computers in your home have an all-in-one security suite and that it’s kept up-to-date with the latest definitions.
- If you use a wireless router, ensure that it’s encrypted.
- If someone accesses your home network without your knowledge or authorization, you may still be held responsible for their activities. That’s why it’s important that you encrypt your wireless network with a password. To find out how to do this, please contact [email protected] or call 844-844-OMNI (6664).
TIME SPECIFIED ON NOTICE
The time cited in the copyright notice may not be the date and time at which you downloaded the material. It may be the time the material – which was stored on your computer – was accessed by someone else. You may still be held responsible by the copyright holder even if you were not actively involved in sharing at the time. If the file is on your computer, and if your computer is turned on and connected to the internet, the material may be available for others to access without your permission.