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Copyright and intellectual property rights policy

Last updated: November 1, 2017

We expect all members of to respect the intellectual property rights of others and take the protections of those rights seriously. Infringing activity on the Site (as defined in our Terms of Use) will not be tolerated. In line with this policy, you, as a member, must ensure that all your Submissions (as defined in our Terms of Use) do not violate copyright or other intellectual property rights of others.

Our Copyright & Intellectual Property Rights Policy

It is our policy to:

Filing a Notice of Claimed Infringement

If you believe that your copyright or other intellectual property owned by you is being infringed by content hosted on the Site, please provide us with a complete written notice of claimed infringement that:

  1. clearly identifies the copyrighted work or other intellectual property owned by you which you believe is being infringed by content on the Site, if multiple works are covered in your notice, please provide a representative list of the works;

  2. identifies the specific URL(s) of the content you believe infringe your rights to permit us to locate the material on the Site;

  3. provides your contact information, including an address or telephone number, and e-mail address, that will allow us or the uploaders of the content to contact you;

  4. includes a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

  5. includes a statement that the notice is accurate, as well as a statement, under penalty of perjury, that the person submitting the notification is the owner of the copyright, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and

  6. includes an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner of the work that has been allegedly infringed or of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

You may submit Notices of Claimed Infringement information via:

We may provide a copy of your notice of claimed infringement to third parties, including the members who have posted the allegedly infringing content.

Filing a Counter-Notification to Restore Removed Content

If you believe that content you posted to the Site has been removed as a result of a Notice of Claimed Infringement by mistake or misidentification, please provide us with a written counter-notification containing the following information:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;

  2. The specific URLs where the content was posted on the Site prior to being removed;

  3. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the accused material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material;

  4. A statement that you (i) consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court of the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if your address is outside the United States, that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas) and (ii) will accept service of process from the person who originally sent the Notice of Claimed Infringement; and

  5. Your physical or electronic signature.

You may submit a Counter Notification information via:

Please be advised that we will forward a copy of any counter-notification to the individual who originally sent the notice of claimed infringement. Unless that individual notifies us that an action has been filed seeking a court order to enjoin you from posting the allegedly infringing material, we will replace the removed material in 10-14 business days after receiving your counter-notification.

Our Policy Concerning Repeat Infringers

We have a policy of terminating the online accounts of and access by members who post content that repeatedly infringes the intellectual property rights of others. A “repeat infringer” is any member who posts content on the Site that results in two separate Notices of Claimed Infringement. We have a process in place to log notices of intellectual property infringement. In the event a member is deemed to be a repeat infringer, we will terminate the account of or access by any member who is the subject of repeated DMCA or other infringement notifications.


Please ensure that you satisfy all of the requirements described above in filing your notice of claimed infringement or counter-notification. If we request additional information from you to complete your notice of claimed infringement or counter-notification, please provide the requested information promptly. Incomplete notices of claimed infringement and counter-notifications will not be processed.

You should not consider this guide as legal advice. If you are submitting a notice of claimed infringement or counter-notification or have any questions about the legal requirements of the DMCA, please contact your attorney. We reserve the right to seek damages from any party that submits a notification of claimed infringement or counter notification in violation of the law.