This policy explains how Koows responds to allegations of the unauthorized use of copyrighted content, images, text, or links to allegedly infringing materials under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
Section 512 of the DMCA describes the legal requirements for formally reporting copyright infringement/violation. It also explains how to challenge a notification of claimed infringement by submitting a counter-notice.
Do You Have Copyright Rights in a Work?
If you aren’t sure whether you own the copyright in a particular work, please consult an attorney before sending a copyright notice to us. (Unfortunately, Koows can't provide you with legal advice.)
How To File a DMCA Notice
To submit a notice of claimed copyright infringement, you will need to provide us with the following information:
- The copyright owner's or a person authorized to act on their behalf's physical or electronic signature (typing your full name will suffice).
- Identification of the allegedly infringed copyrighted work (e.g., a copy of or link to your original work, or a detailed description of the contents infringed upon).
- Identification of the infringing material, as well as information reasonably sufficient to allow Koows to find the material on our website or through our services (for example, a link to the infringing post);
- Your contact information, such as your mailing address, phone number, and email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith conviction that the copyright owner, its agent, or the law do not authorize the use of the content in the manner indicated; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is correct, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner under penalty of perjury.
By emailing the aforementioned information to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can report alleged copyright infringement.