Copyright & Trademarks 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(Public Law 105-304)
Corporate Policy and Procedures for Compliance

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,* Stitched Smile Publications, LLC (“SSP”). ("Stitched Smile Publications, LLC "), has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringements on Stitched Smile Publications.com website (the " Stitched Smile Publications, LLC.com Site"):

"Stitched Smile Publications, LLC will block access to and/or remove any material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and submitted to our site." This policy shall cover all aspects of Stitched Smile Publications.com Site, including but not limited to user book reviews and author chats.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements:
Submit a formal Notice of Copyright Infringement containing the following information:

  • Identification of what is being infringed
  • Where the infringements are located
  • Who is complaining
  • How he or she may be contacted
  • A statement of good faith belief that the material is infringing
  • A statement made under threat of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the complaint is authorized by the copyright holder



Send the Notice of Copyright Infringement to the following Designated Copyright Infringement Agent for barnesandnoble.com:

Copyright Agent
Stitched Smile Publications, LLC (“SSP”)., Legal Department
via email to: legal@stitchedsmilepublications.com

 Once this information is received, the following action will be taken:

  • The infringing material or site will be blocked.
  • The infringing user will then be immediately notified of the situation.
  • In the case of first-time offenders, the infringing material will be removed.
  • To the extent possible, repeat offenders will be removed permanently from the system.


The user may supply a counter notice which must include the following:

  • A statement that the user has a good faith belief that the removal was a result of a misidentification on our part
  • A complete listing of the user's contact information
  • A consent to jurisdiction in Federal Court


If this counter notice is received by the Copyright Agent for Stitched Smile Publications.com Site, a copy of the counter notice will be sent to the original complaining party.

The user's material and access will be restored in 10 to 14 days unless the Copyright Agent for Stitched Smile Publications.com Site is informed that a lawsuit has been filed over the infringing material.

The user's material and access will be restored in 10 to 14 days unless the Copyright Agent for Stitched Smile Publications.com Site is informed that a lawsuit has been filed over the infringing material.

TRADEMARKS 
All graphics, logos, page headers, icons, feature and service names included in or made available through Stitched Smile Publications, LLC are trademarks, service marks, or other intellectual property of Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. Such trademarks and other intellectual property may not be used in any manner that is not authorized by law or expressly by Stitched Smile Publications, LLC in writing, or in any manner likely to cause confusion, or that disparages or discredits Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. All other trademarks not owned by Stitched Smile Publications, LLC that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


*Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be viewed at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/hr2281.pdf — to view this file, simply download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.