Our copyright policy accords with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. We will remove material that is the subject of a compliant DMCA takedown notice. Section 512 sets out various rules for reporting breaches of copyright and for filing counter-notices.
If you believe your copyright has been breached, you can report this violation to us. If you are subject to a takedown notice you can file a counter-notice.
We may, at our sole discretion, decide to terminate a user's account for a breach of copyright.
If you are unsure as to whether material on the Site breaches your copyright, please consult with an attorney before filing a DMCA notice, or you may be subject to liability for damages, including costs and attorneys' fees incurred by a Project Creator or other parties.
If you believe there has been a violation of your copyright, you can submit a DMCA notice by completing a DMCA form or by emailing our copyright team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following information with your claim:
If we receive a DMCA notice about your project, we will remove the material or disable access to your project until the dispute is resolved or the DMCA process has ended.
We will contact you and let you know that we have received a DMCA notice and we will include the alleged copyright owner's notice. In addition, we will provide you with instructions for filing a counter-notice. Please note that we will not make a decision on copyright disputes.
If you do not believe that you have violated the copyright in question and that your work has therefore been incorrectly removed or disabled, you can submit a counter-notice to our copyright agent at email@example.com. Please include the following information with your counter-notice email:
If you have any queries in regards to these requirements please discuss it with your legal counsel or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3) for further information.
When we receive a counter-notice, we will forward it to the alleged copyright owner. If we do not receive a notice, within 10 business days after forwarding the counter-notice, that the alleged owner has filed an action seeking a court order to prevent further infringement, we may reinstate your project (at our sole and exclusive discretion).
Access to your project or to the infringing material will remain disabled after we receive your counter-notice until the dispute is resolved or until 10 business days have passed without notification that the owner has filed an action seeking a court order. During this time you can still cancel your project, message backers or edit your project.
We will publish a copy of each DMCA notice and counter-notice on our Site. We will remove personal information, such as the claimant's name, email address and telephone number, from the notice and counter-notice before they are published, however, a claimant’s address and company name (if provided) will be posted publicly.
Please note that we may forward all materials received (including full contact details) to the opposing party in the DMCA dispute.
If a project or its contents are removed because of a dispute, you will still be able to manage your pledge by going to the project page.
If we do not re-post the project within 30 days, we will cancel it, and all previous pledges will be cancelled. If the dispute is resolved or the DMCA process resolves within 30 days, the project will be restored and all previous pledges will remain in force.