Legal Policies

Copyright Policy

July 16, 2009

United States Cellular Corporation ("We") respects the intellectual property rights of others and we expect you to do the same. We prohibit you and other users of our services to unlawfully upload, post, transmit, store or otherwise make available any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights, including copyrighted material. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as set forth below and we have a reasonable belief, in our sole discretion, that you have violated this Copyright Policy, we may take any action we deem appropriate. We will promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S. C. § 512, and other applicable laws. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to notify, suspend or terminate the user or account holder who is deemed to infringe on other's intellectual property rights, whether or not there is any repeat infringing. These actions are in addition to and not instead of any and all other remedies that we many have against you under the law.

Notification

If you believe that any of your own copyrighted work has been copied in any way that constitutes infringement, you may provide a Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement to our Designated Copyright Agent with the following information:

  1. a description in sufficient detail of the copyrighted work or intellectual property that you claim has been infringed so that we can locate the material
  2. identification of a specific location either on the website or service (including URL if possible) that contains the material you claim infringes on your copyright
  3. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted material
  4. a statement by you that you have a good faith reasonable belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law
  5. a statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf
  6. your mailing address, telephone number and email address

You may submit your Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement to our Designated Agent by mail or email as set forth below:

United States Cellular Corporation
Designated Copyright Agent
Suite 700
8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

Email: copyrightagent@uscellular.com

Upon receiving a proper Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described above, we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of your claim. We also will advice the alleged infringer of the DMCA statutory Counter Notification procedure described below by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material.

Note: You may be liable for damages, include court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on our website or service is copyright infringing. Filing a false claim constitutes perjury.

Counter Notification

If you believe that your own copyrighted work has been removed or disabled from our website or service as a result of mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written Counter Notification to our Designated Agent pursuant to the DCMA at 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2) and (3). The Counter Notification must include the following information:

  1. a description of the copyright work that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled
  2. a statement by you 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
  3. a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider can be found
  4. a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement or the party's agent
  5. your physical or electronic signature
  6. name, address and telephone number
You may submit your Counter Notification to our Designated Agent by mail or email at the addresses set forth above. If you send a valid Counter Notification pursuant to § 512(g)(3), we will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material after ten (10) business days, but no later than fourteen (14) business days, following receipt of the Counter Notification unless our Designated Agent first receives notice from the party filing the original Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement informing us that such party has filed a court action restraining you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in the original Notice.

Note: You may be liable for damages, include court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on our website or service is copyright infringing. Filing a false claim constitutes perjury.