Metaroots

Copyright Policy

Date of Last Revision: May 21, 2015

This Copyright Policy covers this website (the “Website”) and websites of Metaroots, LLC. All media on this Website is either: licensed by Metaroots, submitted to Website by users, readily available and believed to be in the public domain, or used in “fair use” under the U.S. Copyright Act. Metaroots respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

It is Metaroots’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

If you are a copyright owner of a photograph or other material that appears on this Website, that you claim violates your copyright, please notify us as provided below.  If you are unsure whether the content you are reporting is infringing your legal rights, you may wish to seek legal guidance. Keep in mind that submitting intentionally misleading reports of infringement may be punishable under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (“DMCA”) in the United States or similar laws in other countries.

Notification of Copyright Infringement

Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Metaroots is an Online Service Provider under the DMCA.  Metaroots respects the legitimate rights of copyright owners and has adopted an efficient notice and takedown procedure as required by the DMCA and described herein. This policy is intended to guide copyright owners in utilizing that procedure, and also to guide users and webmasters in restoring access to websites or content that is disabled due to a mistake.

Notice to Owners of Copyrighted Works.

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Website by completing the following DMCA notice (“Notice”) and delivering it to Website’s Designated Copyright Agent.

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement.

As a copyright owner, to provide Metaroots with a proper Notice of claimed of your copyright, your notice must be in English and must substantially contain the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

An 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 Notice, a representative list of such works at that site.

An identification of the material 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.  This identification should include information reasonably sufficient to permit Metaroots to locate the material, such as any URLs identifying the allegedly infringing material along with any other information that might assist Metaroots’s Designated Copyright Agent in investigating your claim.

Information reasonably sufficient to permit Metaroots to contact the complaining party, such as your address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.

A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law.

A statement that the information in the Notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you, are the owner of the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay in processing the DMCA Notification. If you materially misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.

Material Originating From Another Website

If the allegedly infringing material originates from another website and you believe that this Website has cached that material, then confirm any of the following that apply:

The material has been removed from the originating site or access to the material on the originating site has been disabled;

A court has ordered that the material be removed from the originating site; and/or

A court has ordered that access to the material on the originating site be disabled.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay in processing the DMCA Notification. If you materially misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.

Delivery of the Notice

Deliver all takedown Notices to Metaroots’s Designated Copyright Agent by Mail or by Email as follows:

BY EMAIL TO:

Legal [at] Metaroots.com

Upon receipt of a valid Notice, Metaroots will process the claim, which may result in removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material, subject to the user’s or webmaster’s right to submit a Counter-Notification claiming lawful use of the disabled works. In appropriate circumstances, Metaroots will have the disputed material removed from public view, and will also notify the user or webmaster who posted the allegedly infringing material, which notification may include a complete copy of the Notice submitted regarding that material.

Counter-Notifications

If you receive notice that material that you submitted has been removed by Metaroots pursuant to a Notice, and you believe that removal was in error or not pursuant to a valid copyright claim, you may seek to have the material replaced by submitting a Counter-Notice to Metaroots.

Counter-Notifications must be submitted by the original uploader or an agent authorized to act on their behalf, such as an attorney. After Metaroots receives your Counter-Notification, it will forward the Counter-Notification to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when Metaroots forwards the notice, it will include your personal information. By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. Metaroots will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.

To be effective, Counter-Notices must contain substantially the following:

Your physical or electronic signature.

Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Metaroots may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

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