SSRN’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
+1 212 989 5800
Upon receiving a notice of claimed infringement that complies with the criteria in the preceding section, SSRN will expeditiously remove or disable access to the material and will notify the subscriber or account holder who posted it. The subscriber or account holder will have an opportunity to submit a counter notification to replace the removed material or to cease disabling access to the material. To be effective, a counter notification must be a written communication provided to the above-mentioned Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
- The name, address, telephone number, and if available, e-mail address of the subscriber or account holder who posted the content (here, the “Counter Party”);
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that has been removed or to which access has been disabled;
- A description of where the allegedly infringing material was located before it was removed or access to it was disabled, with information sufficient to permit us to locate the material (e.g. the specific URL where the content was located);
- A statement that “I consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my provided address is located, and if my provided address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which SSRN may be found”
- A statement that "I will accept service of process from the person who provided the notification of claimed infringement or an agent of such person"
- A statement that “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
- The Counter Party’s electronic or physical signature.
Upon receipt of a counter notification that complies with these requirements, we will promptly provide the person who provided the original notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that we will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in 10 business days. We will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the original notification of claimed infringement that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the Counter Party from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our system or network.