Hughes Network Systems, LLC (“Hughes”) takes 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 through the HughesNet® service (the "Service") or Hughes Websites located at www.hughes.com, www.hughesnet.com, www.gethughesnet.com (the “Websites”), infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Service by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following:
- The physical or electronic signature of the owner of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed, or of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the Service or Websites, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material you believe to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
- Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is:
DMCA Compliance Department
11717 Exploration Lane, Germantown, Maryland 20876
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity with regard to the Service or Websites is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
If you believe that material you posted, utilized, accessed, disseminated or downloaded using the Service or Websites was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
- An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.
- The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
- A statement that the subscriber will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States for any judicial district in which Hughes may be found) and that you will accept service of process from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided Hughes with the written notification to our Copyright Agent that is at issue..
Completed Counter-Notices should be sent to our Designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices using the contact information listed above.
Upon receipt of a DMCA Counter-Notice substantially in the form above, Hughes will forward a copy of the Counter-Notice to the complaining party that lodged the original DMCA Notice alleging copyright infringement. The complaining party will then have ten (10) business days to notify Hughes’s Designated Copyright Agent that it has filed a lawsuit relating to the allegedly infringing material otherwise Hughes reserves the right to restore or cease disabling access to the material that is the subject of the DMCA Notice.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity with the Service or Websites was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of subscribers who are repeat infringers. Hughes reserves the right to treat any subscriber for whom we receive multiple DMCA notices as a repeat infringer.