contacting you on behalf of the International Federation
of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and its member record
IFPI is a trade association whose member companies are
some 1,450 major and independent record companies in the
US and internationally who create, manufacture and
distribute sound recordings. Under penalty of perjury, we
submit that the IFPI is authorized to act on behalf of its
member companies in matters involving the infringement of
their sound recordings, including enforcing their
copyrights and common law rights on the Internet.
learned that your service is hosting infringing files on
its network. These
files contain sound recordings by the artists known as Om
Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez.
These sound recordings are owned by some of our
member companies and have not been authorized for this
kind of use. We
have a good faith belief that the above-described activity
is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or
the law. We
assert that the information in this notification is
accurate, based upon the data available to us.
asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this
Specifically, we request that you remove the
infringing files from your system or that you disable
access to the infringing files.
In addition, please inform the site operator of the
illegality of his or her conduct.
understand that this letter constitutes notice to you that
this site operator may be liable for the infringing
activity occurring on your service. In addition, under the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you ignore this
notice, you and/or your company may also be liable for any
resulting infringement. This letter does not constitute a
waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue
of any such unauthorized activities, and such rights as
well as claims for other relief are expressly retained.
You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 10 Piccadilly,
London W1J 0DD, United Kingdom or email Notices@ifpi.org,
to discuss this notice.
We await your response.