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Copyright Infringement Policy

John Boudreaux
posted this on May 14, 2010 04:50

TurboSquid was built from the ground up as a way to create an easy, fun, and viable marketplace for digital media files. It's not a peer to peer network which allows users to anonymously trade other people's work, or a web site that attracts viewers by enabling trafficking in pirated material. TurboSquid creates the market where copyright holders of digital media can use Internet based distribution similar to the peer to peer model and profit from it.

Because our marketplace is based on the remuneration of copyright holders, we respect all copyright laws in the United States and internationally. Members submitting content to TurboSquid have warranted that they are the copyright holders, or authorized agents of the copyright holders, for all content submitted. Violations of this warranty will not be tolerated by TurboSquid, and typically will result in the permanent expulsion of the person who submitted the work. In some cases, a second chance for the seller to publish will be granted, at TurboSquid's discretion, based on the character of the infringement. In all cases, repeat infringers will have their accounts terminated from the system.

To see exactly what copyright law is and get answers to frequently asked questions, visit:

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

TurboSquid has adopted the notification and takedown policies of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. For a full discussion of this act, visit:

http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

If you are a copyright owner, or the authorized representative of a copyright owner, you may report an alleged infringement by contacting TurboSquid, Inc.'s Designated Copyright Agent (identified below) with a written communication that includes substantially 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 claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and that is to be removed. TurboSquid also needs information reasonably sufficient to locate the material, but in no event less than: product name, submitting member name, file size, and date submitted.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit TurboSquid to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copy-right owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, under penalty of perjury, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You can also report stolen models, copyright infringement, or other infringement with the report feature.

All claims of copyright infringement shall be delivered to the Designated Copyright Agent of TurboSquid:

Antonio Alonzo
c/o TurboSquid, Inc.
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
1-504-613-0819 (v)
1-205-278-8506 (f)
Agent@TurboSquid.com

 
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