Copyright Policy and Complaint Procedure

AP&T is committed to complying with U.S. copyright and related laws, and requires all customers and users of AP&T’s Internet service to comply with these laws.

This Copyright Policy applies to all AP&T products, services & account holders, unless otherwise specified in product-specific terms and conditions. By accepting or maintaining an account with AP&T for Internet service, you agree to abide by this Policy. AP&T reserves the right to update this policy from time to time without notice to account holders.

Copyright Policy

AP&T does not condone copyright infringement, and expects all account holders of AP&T’s services to comply with their obligations under those laws. AP&T account holders should not use AP&T’s Internet service to infringe copyrights, furthermore it is our policy to suspend or terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the AP&T Internet service of any account holder who is a repeat infringer. Appropriate circumstances include (but are not limited to) circumstances when AP&T receives notice of a court order adjudicating an account holder to be a repeat infringer. All persons using AP&T’s services should be aware that they may be legally liable to copyright owners (with the potential of substantial damages) for engaging in any copyright infringement.

Complaint Procedure

Complaints under 17 U.S.C. § 512 (a) regarding transitory digital network communications:

If you are a copyright owner or its enforcement agent and you have a good faith belief that an AP&T account holder has committed infringement(s) of your copyright(s) using AP&T’s Internet service, you as the copyright owner or agent may provide written notification of claimed infringement(s) to AP&T’s designated agent (see below for contact information). The notification must:

  1. Identify the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed and the name of the copyright owner;
  2. Identify yourself, including your personal name, employer name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
  3. Identify the specific act(s) that you claim to be actual infringement(s) (including the allegedly infringing material transmitted or received), the date(s) and time(s) of infringement(s), and the IP address associated with the alleged infringement(s);
  4. Provide the foregoing information in Extensible Markup Language (XML);
  5. Include a statement that you have a good faith belief that the claimed infringing acts have actually occurred and were not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. Include a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright right that has been violated in the infringements you have specified; and
  7. Include your legible physical or electronic signature.

When AP&T receives notifications of claimed infringement(s) that comply with these requirements, AP&T will review such information and may inform the account holder of the complaint.

Complaints under 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c) regarding information residing on systems or networks at direction of users:

If you are a copyright owner or its enforcement agent and you have a good faith belief that AP&T is storing material at the direction of a user of AP&T’s service that you believe infringes your copyright(s), you as the copyright owner or agent may send written notification of claimed infringement to AP&T’s designated agent (see below for contact information) pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c). The notification must contain the following information as set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3):

  1. Your physical or electronic signature as a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit AP&T to locate the material;
  4. Your mailing address, telephone number and email address;
  5. Your statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. Your statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed.

When AP&T receives a notification of claimed infringement(s) that complies with the above requirements, AP&T will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material stored on its service.

Copyright owners may send AP&T a notification of claimed infringement to report alleged infringements of their works under the DMCA to:

Designated Agent for DMCA Notifications
Alaska Power & Telephone Company
PO Box 3222
Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.
Fax: 360.385.5177
Email: abuse@aptalaska.net

No other notices or communications should be sent to the AP&T Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purpose of receiving notices of claims alleging copyright infringement under the DMCA.

Counter Notification Procedure

If you are an AP&T Internet service account holder or a user of AP&T’s services and believe in good faith that someone has wrongly submitted a notification of claimed infringement and has wrongfully requested that AP&T remove or disable access to material, you may send AP&T a counter notification. A counter notification must include the following information as set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3):

  1. Your physical or electronic signature;
  2. Identification of the material that AP&T removed or to which AP&T has disabled access and the location at which the material appeared before AP&T removed it or disabled access;
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number; and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which AP&T may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of claimed infringement or an agent of such person.

Please note that AP&T will forward any counter notification we receive to the copyright claimant or agent that submitted the notification of claimed infringement.

AP&T Internet service account holders or users of AP&T’s services should send counter notifications of claimed infringement to:

Designated Agent for DMCA Notifications
Alaska Power & Telephone Company
PO Box 3222
Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.
Fax: 360.385.5177
Email: support@aptalaska.net

Revised and effective: April 14, 2017