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Copyright Infringement Policy

Last Updated: 01/15/2014

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. ("BSAM") and its affiliates respect the intellectual property rights of others.  In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512, and related regulations (the “DMCA”), BSAM shall handle proper notices of copyright infringement in accordance with this Policy.

Notice of Infringement.  If you believe that content on www.bridgestoneamericas.com (the “Site”) infringes your copyright rights, please submit a written notice of infringement meeting the requirements of the DMCA to BSAM’s Designated Copyright Agent at the following address:

  1. Attn: Jon Wood
    Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property
    10 East Firestone Blvd.
    Akron, OH 44317

    Fax: (330) 379-4604
    Phone: (330) 379-7000
    email: iplaw@bfusa.com

The DMCA requires that a notice of infringement be in writing and contain the following elements:

  • description of the work you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material you claim to be infringing is located on the Site;
  • Your address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent , or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
  • The electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner (or a person who otherwise holds an exclusive right to the copyrighted work) or a person authorized to act on its behalf.
BSAM will respond to each proper notice by taking such action as BSAM in its sole discretion deems appropriate, including by removing the challenged material from the Site in appropriate circumstances.

Repeat infringers. Under appropriate circumstances, it is BSAM’s policy to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly accused of infringing the copyrights of others.

Fraudulent Submissions.  Please note that there may be legal and financial consequences for filling a bad faith or false notice of infringement.