Copyright information / DMCA Registered Agent
Please note that in most cases, unless infringing content is located at a dal.net web address (something that looks like http://channels.dal.net/channelname/), that content is most likely hosted on an ISP not affiliated with DALnet, and DALnet can do very little to get the content removed.

For instance, if a user on a RoadRunner cable modem, Earthlink DSL, or other form of internet access offers copyright infringing content to other users by sending them a message via IRC, DALnet can do very little to impede this user's ability to offer said material. The user is under the jurisdiction of their ISP, who controls their access to the internet. Banning a user from DALnet, for instance, will not in any way impede that user's ability to exchange files using his or her computer.

Indeed, it has been DALnet's experience in the past, when attempting to block an unscrupulous user, that completely banning the user from DALnet (the most severe action DALnet can take), the user will either find a new ISP (thus circumventing the host-based or IP-based ban), or start right up again using a new IRC network.

Files exchanged between users via 'DCC' occur as a function of the IRC client in use by the two users; the file transferred never touches, is stored by, or otherwise transits any computer or network associated with DALnet. Therefore, it is impossible for DALnet to block such file transfers.

DALnet strongly believes that the best way to get decisive action against a user offering copyrighted materiel is to go directly to that user's ISP and at the same time file civil or criminal charges directly against that user.

If needed, DALnet will cooperate with law enforcement with any information or assistance DALnet can provide (though again, DALnet cannot help much other than possibly to provide channel and nickname registration logs; DALnet does not collect personal information other than a user's e-mail address which is used for registration confirmation purposes.)

To report copyright infringement on web pages or computers hosted by DALnet, please e-mail dmca@dal.net. Please note that due to the fact that DALnet is staffed entirely by volunteers, e-mail is the most expeditious way to get a request answered. Volunteers and resources are unfortunately not available to process paper mail or telephone calls in a timely manner.

If you must send paper correspondence, please send it to DALnet's Registered Agent (on file with the US Copyright Office) at:

Sven Nielsen
DALnet
6755 Mira Mesa Blvd. Ste. 123, #130
San Diego, CA 92121
+1 (858) 678-8586
dmca@dal.net

We request that if you do send paper correspondence to the above address, that you also send an e-mail to dmca@dal.net in order to expedite the processing of your request.
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