Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement
VerticalScope Inc., its subsidiaries and corporate affiliates (collectively, "our," "us" or "we") operate
") and provide products and services through mobile and other applications that are
"). Certain terms used in this document have the
meanings set forth in our TOU. This copyright policy (this "Policy
") applies to our sites and services and
are incorporated into our TOU. If there is any conflict between this Policy and our TOU, this Policy will
control. By using our sites and services, you are a "user" and you accept and agree to our TOU and this
Policy as a legal contract between you and us.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA
"), the text of which can be
found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
, we will
respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law, are committed
using our sites and services and are properly reported to our Copyright Agent identified below.
A DMCA request can be sent to us via the contact information below:
111 Peter Street, Suite 901
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1
Attention: Copyright Agent
In accordance with the DMCA, the written notice (the "DMCA Notice
") must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an
exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim
involves multiple works on a Website, a representative list of such works.
- The URL or Internet location of the materials claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of
infringing activity, or information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate, and under penalty of
perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is
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 a Website is
infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under
Section 512(f) of the DMCA. You may want to consult an attorney before taking any action pursuant to
Your Right to File a Counter-notice (for users)
If you believe your user content was wrongly removed due to a mistake or misidentification of the
material, you can file a counter-notice with us that includes the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and
where the material was located online before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material
was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the
jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your
address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be
found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under
DMCA 512 subsection (c)(1)(c) or an agent of such person.
Upon receiving a counter-notice we will forward it to the complaining party and tell them we will restore
your content within 10 business days. If that party does not notify us that they have filed an action to
enjoin your use of that content on our Website before that period passes, we will consider restoring
your user content to the site.
It is our policy to close the accounts of users we identify as repeat infringers. We apply this policy at our
discretion and in appropriate circumstances, such as when a user has repeatedly been charged with
infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
We may disclose any communications concerning DMCA Notices or other complaints of rights violations
with third parties, including the affected users, the rights holders, and third party databases that collect
information on DMCA Notices.