Privacy Policy

CROWDINTHEBOX DMCA & COPYRIGHT POLICY

This policy page gives you all the information you need to know about how Crowdinthebox will respond to any claim made regarding the use of any copyrighted content that was not authorized by the creator or original owner to be posted or used. This includes, but it is not limited to, the following:

  • Text
  • Images
  • Video

Any complaints made that specifically result in content being judged as misused under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) are fully reviewed.

THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT

Crowdinthebox follows the laws and regulations set out by the DMCA under section 512. As such, when such copyright infringements are reported, the complaint must legally comply with the DMCA section 512 in order to make a complaint to a content service provider such as Crowdinbox. Section 512 explains exactly how you can make such a complaint. 

In addition to this, section 512 fully explains the method used to create a counter-notice concerning the complaint made against them in order to defend copyright accusations made against them.

CRITICAL POINTS TO BE MADE: ARE YOUR SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS TO PUBLISH COPYRIGHTED CONTENT?

In the case of either send copyright notice (making a complaint) or creating a counter-notice (defending your actions) can be serious and could even lead to legal repercussions. 

Here are some critical points to take note of:

  • The DMCA issues fines/financial penalties for false claims or claims made in bad faith
  • Complainants need to be 100% they own the allegedly infringing materials
  • If you are acting as a third-party, you must be sure the complainant you are acting on behalf of can 100% prove ownership of the content

Once you are 100% sure you are perfectly within your right to submit a takedown notice, and only then, should you go ahead with your DMCA complaint.

HOW DO I SUBMIT A COPYRIGHT NOTICE?

When you send a copyright infringement notice to us here at Crowdinthebox we require you to send the following information:

Physical or electronic signature: this must be the signature of the copyright owner or the person responsible for/permitted to act on the content owner’s behalf. (You can simply type your full name as we do not require your actual signature used for day to day contracts or finances).

Identify the copyrighted work: send us a link to the original content if it is a URL on the web. If it is not a link on the web, then explain to us and forward any proof. For example, if an article was written in a physical magazine, book, or leaflet. In all other cases, you can send us a detail description of the copyrighted work. We will need to be able to clearly identify the content in question so all additional information you can provide on top of the above-mentioned information to be provided will help us.

Contact Details: Provide us with your full address, telephone numbers, and contact email address.

Statement of Good Faith: This is a statement to confirm that the material in question has not been used with the authorization of the copyright owner, is not being used in a manner deemed acceptable by the copyright owner, and that it is against the law for the publisher to use this content. (This does not need to be more than 1 paragraph).

Statement of Accuracy: This is another statement that confirms the information given in your complaint notice is honest, accurate, and that you understand that your complaint is under penalty of perjury. If you are acting on behalf of the copyright owner, you also need to state that you have the authorization of the complainant to act on his/her behalf.

Once you have completed the above the requirements, you can then send all the information to the following email address: 

[email protected] 

HOW DOES CROWDINTHEBOX RESPOND TO COPYRIGHT CLAIMS?

Our response to any copyright complaints using the official complaints procedure outlines about usually results in the removal or restricted access to the material allegedly infringing copyright laws. If we take such action, then we will also contact the owner of the account that published the infringing content letting them know why this situation has arisen. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I RECEIVE A COPYRIGHT NOTICE FROM CROWDINTHEBOX?

If you receive a message in regards to a ‘takedown’ notice from our admin team letting you know that content has been removed due to a copyright complaint, please make sure that you read it in detail. It is not always the end of the world when this happens, and we may have provided you with a series of options available to you. 

Our message may also contain information as to why the ‘takedown’ notice was issued which could be useful to you for future posting or if you would like to make a counter-notice. 

HOW DO I TO FILE A COUNTER-NOTICE?

For those that receive a DMCA message in regards to a ‘takedown,’ there are procedures you can follow if you would like to submit a counter-notice.

In such cases you will need to provide us with: 

Physical or electronic signature: this must be the signature of the copyright owner or the person responsible for/permitted to act on the content owner’s behalf. (You can simply type your full name as we do not require your actual signature used for day to day contracts or finances).

Identify the removed content: send us all the information possible regarding the content that has been removed. This should include where the content was displayed prior to removal. (If you received a DMCA notice from us, then please just send us this).

Statement Under Penalty of Perjury: please provide all information possible as to why you believe the content was taken down by mistake or misidentification. (1 Paragraph is enough).

Contact Details: provide us with your full address, telephone numbers, and contact email address.

Statement of Consent: this is a statement addressing the federal district court for the judicial district where your provided address is located. If you address is not within the USA, then the address of your local jurisdiction. You should also mention that you accept service of process from whoever provided the copyright notice or from an agent acting on their behalf.

Submit the counter-notice: you should send the counter-notice to the email that you received it from. In the case of Crowdinthebox, this will be [email protected]

REPOSTING MATERIAL REMOVED AS A RESULT OF A DMCA NOTICE

Please note that if you repost material that was taken down along with a DMCA notification sent to you, we will suspend your account. Please file a counter-notice and wait for approval for the content to be reposted should your counter-notice claim be accepted. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SUBMITTING A COUNTER-NOTICE?

We will endure the complainant is given a copy of the counter-notice. The complainant then has 10 days to respond. In this time, the complainant will need to seek a court order to counter your counter-notice. If we do not receive a court notice or proof of court proceedings within this time, then we disable all restriction originally applied to the copyrighted material(s). 

WHAT IS CROWDINTHEBOX REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY?

If accounts are flagged as repeatedly abusing copyright standards, that account could be flagged as a ‘repeat infringer’. Usually, the account holder will have been sent 3 to 4 DMCA notices compliant with law to be labelled as a ‘repeat infringer’. In such cases, we have the right to and will most likely terminate the account permanently.