Intellectual Property Removal Policy
_Last Updated: _10 April 2021
We take the intellectual and proprietary rights of others seriously and require that our users do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) established a process for addressing claims of copyright infringement.
If you believe that any of your copyrighted works or materials are improperly posted, displayed or accessible on any website that is owned or controlled by us, you should contact us as described in this policy, and we will investigate and address such claim as described herein.
Once we receive your DMCA Notice, we will review it, make a determination on the infringement and notify you of the outcome in a timely manner. If we find that the DMCA requirements have been satisfied, we will remove the infringing content as quickly as possible.
DMCA notice requirements
The written DMCA notice must include the following:
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material you believe to be infringing along with the URL or other location of that material in a sufficiently precise manner that will allow us to locate that material.
- Adequate information by which we can contact you (such as your name, physical address and an e-mail address). Note this information may also be provided to the third party (the uploader of the material).
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Before you file your DMCA notice, please carefully consider whether or not the use of the copyrighted material at issue is protected by the Fair Use doctrine. If you file a DMCA notice when there is no infringing use, your request may be rejected. If you are unsure whether someone’s use of your copyrighted material amounts to infringement, please seek legal advice. You might also want to consult publicly available reference materials.