This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of uploadz.org and our services (the "Company") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright owners, their agents, and representatives. Users of any part of the Company computing system are required to respect the legal protections provided by applicable copyright law.
The following elements must be included in your copyright infringement claim:
It is expected that all users of any part of the Company system will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if the Company receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity provided all such claims have been investigated and determined to be valid by Company in Company's sole and absolute discretion. Company will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter notification is received.
Our updated repeat infringer policy will now terminate users after their 2nd strike instead of 3rd strike. Users are responsible for the content they upload and for monitoring the files they have uploaded. If no counter-notificationn is received for any of the 2 strikes assessed, the user will be banned from our site. If we come across information that indicates a previously banned user has returned to our site, we will immediately take action to remove the previously banned user including the use of blocking IP ranges. When a user is banned from our site:
It is Company policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures it determines are reasonable under the circumstances, i.e., technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works.
If your file(s) have been misidentified as infringing, you can submit a counter-notification by following the instructions below. Please note that filing a counter-notification may lead to adverse legal consequences if you do not own all the necessary rights to the file(s) that were removed or disabled. FILING A DMCA COUNTER-NOTIFICATION The following elements must be included in your DMCA counter-notification:
When we receive your DMCA counter-notification, it will be forwarded to the party who submitted the copyright notification, which includes your personal information that you included. By submitting a DMCA counter-notification, you consent to these personal information being revealed. The claimant who filed the copyright notification must notify us within 10 business days that he or she has filed an act seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity in regards to your file(s) on uploadz.org that were removed or disabled. If no such notification is received, we may reinstate your file(s). Please use our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our contact form to send your counter-notification.