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Copyright Policy

BitTorrent respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office web site at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, BitTorrent will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are reported to BitTorrent’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample Notice below.

To file a copyright infringement notification with BitTorrent (“Notice”), you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA to confirm these requirements):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. 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.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. Providing URLs in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to BitTorrent’s Designated Copyright Agent:

		
DMCA Complaints 
BitTorrent, Inc. 
303 Second St., Suite S200 
San Francisco, California 94107 
copyright@bittorrent.com

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.

Please also note that the information provided in this legal Notice may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content.

BitTorrent does not permit copyright infringing activities on its websites and will, if properly notified that files infringe a copyright, remove or disable access to such files.

BitTorrent reserves the right to remove or disable access to files or links to allegedly infringing material without prior notice.

Counter-Notification

If we remove or disable access to your content for infringing someone else’s copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, please go to the Copyright Counter-notification page to access the instructions regarding filing a DMCA counter-notice.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

Repeat Infringers

Not all BitTorrent services limit their usage to registered users or other account holders. For services that do, BitTorrent will terminate registered users or other account holders whom it determines to be repeat infringers. If you believe that a registered user or other account holder is an infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact BitTorrent’s Designated Copyright Agent and provide information sufficient for BitTorrent to verify that the registered user or other account holder is an infringer.

Subpoenas

BitTorrent may be required to disclose information to individuals asserting rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other intellectual property laws. You authorize BitTorrent to release information about you if required by law or subpoena without notice to you.