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Copyright or Trademark Infringement

Last update: May 2020


REPORTING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

 

Content on 99steem.com's is based on User Generated Content (UGC). We at 99steem do not screen the content uploaded to our sites.But there's a possibility where someone may be using your content, theme,portfolio etc on our website which may violates your rights, in the case where this is happening you can always follow the process mentioned below to report that user to us. 99steem looks into claims & violations reported by our users and take necessary measures to ensure the user who’s violating the rights can no logger access our marketplace.To make this process easy and  effective, a copyright claim notice may includes the following:

You can submit the Notice electronically to copyright@99steem.com or you can submit a ticket at our helpdesk. 

Note that we will provide the user who is allegedly infringing your copyright with information about the Notice and allow them to respond. In cases where sufficient proof of infringement is provided, we may remove or suspend the reported materials prior to receiving the user's response. In cases where the allegedly infringing user provides us with a proper counter-notification indicating that it is permitted to post the allegedly infringing material, we may notify you and then replace the removed or disabled material. In all such cases, we will act in accordance with 17 U.S.C Section 512 and other applicable laws.

If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

COUNTER-NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

If you believe that material you posted on the site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our DMCA / Copyright Claims agent (identified above). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

Content on 99steem.com is based on User Generated Content (UGC). 99steem does not check user uploaded/created content for violations of trademark or other rights. However, if you believe any of the uploaded content violates your trademark, you should follow the process below.99steem Looks into reported violations and removes or disables content shown to be violating third party trademark rights.

In order to allow us to review your report promptly and effectively, a trademark infringement notice ("TM Notice") should include the following:

Alternatively you can submit the Notice electronically to trademark@99steem.com or by submitting a ticket to our Trademark Complaint representative.

Note that we will provide the user who is allegedly infringing your trademark with information about the TM Notice and allow them to respond. In cases where sufficient proof of infringement is provided, we may remove or suspend the reported materials prior to receiving the user's response. In cases where the allegedly infringing user provides us with information indicating that it is permitted to post the allegedly infringing material, we may notify you and then replace the removed or disabled material. In all such cases, we will act in accordance with applicable law.

REPEAT INFRINGERS

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.