Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy 

(Effective as of 8-28-20) 

 

This Copyright Policy outlines the process for reporting content or information that you believe infringes your copyrights. By using a Service, or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use, you agree to be bound by (1) this Copyright Policy (2) our Terms of Use at  Terms of Use, (3) our Cookie Policy, at  Cookie Policy, and (4) our Privacy Policy at Privacy Policy .  If you do not agree to any of these terms, our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, or Cookies Policy, please do not use the Service. 

 

Any terms capitalized here and not defined have the same meaning as they do in our Terms of Use.  

 

We will remove Content if notified that Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to remove Content without prior notice and without liability.   If you are a copyright owner (or an agent thereof) and believe Content infringes your copyrights, you may submit a notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing to us the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):  

 

  1. Identification of the work claimed to have been infringed;  

  1. The material claimed to be infringing that is to be removed or disabled and information or description reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;  

  1. Contact information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or email address; 

  1. A statement that: (1) you believe in good faith the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (2) the information you supply in the notice is accurate, and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner that is allegedly infringed 

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

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

Send copyright infringement notifications to infosec@blockvest.com. Please note, if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section your DMCA notice may not be valid. 

Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts.  BlockVest respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the users do the same.  Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, BlockVest provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Site who are repeat infringers.  The Company may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third-party content without necessary rights and permissions. 

Counter-Notices. If you believe that your Content has been removed from the Site and is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our copyright agent using the contact information set forth above: 

  1. Your physical or electronic signature; A description of the Content that has been removed and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed;  

  1. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and  

  1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a court in Houston, Harris County, Texas and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.  

If a counter-notice is received by BlockVest, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed Content in ten business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the member or user, the removed Content may (in our discretion) be reinstated on the Site in ten to fourteen business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice.