3M's Copyright Policy
3M Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as "3M") respect the rights of copyright holders and expects you, as a user of this Site, to do the same. 3M complies with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA") and will, when properly notified as set forth below, promptly remove any content or material appearing on, or posted to, this Site (collectively referred to as "Content") that has been identified as infringing the copyright rights of another party. 3M reserves the right to terminate your access if you repeatedly post Content that 3M is notified to remove under the DMCA. If you believe that 3M has improperly removed Content that you have posted to this Site under the DMCA, you may file a counter notification with 3M as set forth below.
Copyright Infringement Notification under the DMCA
To file a copyright infringement notification with 3M under the DMCA, you, as the complaining party (the "Complaining Party") must send a written notice to the designated agent identified below containing substantially the following information.
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) 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.
(iii) Identification of the particular Content 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 3M to locate the Content.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit 3M to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the Complaining Party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the particular Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
To file a counter notification with 3M under the DMCA, you, as the alleged infringer (the "Alleged Infringer")" must send a written notice containing substantially the following information.
(i) A physical or electronic signature of the Alleged Infringer.
(ii) Identification of the particular Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location before removal.
(iii) A statement under penalty of perjury that the Alleged Infringer has a good faith belief that the particular Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the Content to be removed or disabled.
(iv) The Alleged Infringer's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Alleged Infringer consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the Alleged Infringer's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which 3M may be found, and that the Alleged Infringer will accept service of process from the Complaining Party who provided notification under Section 512(c)(1)(C) of Title 17 of the United States Code or an agent of such person.
The written notices outlined above should be sent to 3M's designated agent as follows:
John A. Taft
3M Office of Intellectual Property Counsel
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000