DMCA

Our Content - An Important Overview

SonicHits music videos are all publicly available videos streamed through YouTube's API, in careful compliance with their terms and conditions. To view any SonicHits video on YouTube, simply click the YouTube logo down the bottom right of the video when on a desktop or laptop computer.

All bios, artist information, photographs, album covers and other music information is sourced through last.fm's API. Lyrics displayed on our site are licensed through LyricFind. We pay royalties to LyricFind for every lyric display, including those that fall outside of their database and have been submitted directly to us by our users, so that LyricFind may actively seek to obtain relevant licenses and retroactively compensate the copyright holders appropriately.

It is our first priority to support the artists and writers whose works appear on SonicHits, and to always be respectful of their rights. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us through email to support [at] sonichits.com. We will always act swiftly to remove any content found to be breaching copyright, or if the copyright holder would simply prefer not to have their YouTube videos or lyrics appear on our site.


Introduction

This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of SonicHits.com services (the "Company") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright owners, their agents, and representatives. Users of any part of the Company computing system are required to respect the legal protections provided by applicable copyright law.

Designated Agent

The Company's Designated Agent to receive notification of alleged infringement under the DMCA is available through email: support [at] sonichits.com. Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, Company will follow the procedures outlined herein and in the DMCA.

Complaint Notice Procedures for Copyright Owners

The following elements must be included in your copyright infringement claim:

Notice and Takedown Procedure

Procedure: It is expected that all users of any part of the Company system will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if the Company receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity provided all such claims have been investigated and determined to be valid by Company in Company's sole and absolute discretion. Company will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter notification is received.

Repeat Infringers

Under appropriate circumstances, Company may, in its discretion, terminate authorization of users of its system or network who are repeat infringers.

Accommodation of Standard Technical Measures

It is Company policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures it determines are reasonable under the circumstances, i.e., technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works.