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COPYRIGHT disclaimer by Whatdidtheydo.org

Whatdidtheydo.org receives music, videos and other content from various outlets, record labels, artists, and producers.

Due to the volume of content we receive, it is impossible for us to determine if the works are authorized by the copyright holder.

As such, we claim safe harbor under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, and Section 512. Pursuant to the DMCA, if you are a copyright holder and believe your work is being infringed upon you are required by law to adhere to the following procedure:
DMCA COMPLIANCE POLICY.

It is the policy of Whatdidtheydo.org to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement, and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512.

CONTENTS OF NOTICE.
The DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement must be in writing. When informing the designated agent of an alleged copyright infringement, the complainant must:
(1) Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a list of the works on that site.

(2) Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit Whatdidtheydo.org to locate that material.

(3) Provide your contact information, including an address, telephone number, and, an e-mail address.

(4) Include a certified statement that the complainant has a belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or the owner’s agent.

(5) Certify that the information that you have provided is accurate. The complainant should attest under penalty of perjury that s/he is authorized to enforce the copyrights that have allegedly been infringed.

(6) Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner. Before the complainants allege an infringement, s/he should consult copyright materials to confirm that the use is, in fact, infringing.

The United States Copyright Office provides basic information, online, which can assist one in determining whether an exception or defense, such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work.

NOTIFICATION AGENT.
Pursuant to the DMCA, Whatdidtheydo.org has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on Web pages or computer servers.

If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed on Whatdidtheydo.org, please notify our designated agent.
Requests that do not follow this format will be ignored.

Intellectual Property:
By Submitting content at or on or to our site or otherwise through the Service, you agree to the following terms:
The Company will not have any ownership rights over your User Submissions. However, the Company needs the following license to perform and market the Service on your behalf and on behalf of its other Users and itself. You grant to the Company the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable, transferable right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of, reproduce, host, display, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, feature, market, sell, distribute, and otherwise fully exploit your User Submissions and your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights (collectively, the “Trademarks”) in connection with (a) the Service, (b) the Company’s (and its successors’ and assigns’) businesses, (c) promoting, marketing, and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) or the Service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third-party websites); (ii) take whatever other action is required to perform and market the Service; (iii) allow its Users to stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the User Submissions and Trademarks in connection with the Service; and (iv) use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the User Submissions, Trademarks, names, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision or marketing of the Service.

The foregoing license grant to the Company does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submissions, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Submissions.

You are publishing your User Submission, and you may be identified publicly by your name or User ID in association with your User Submission.

You grant to each User a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Service, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions solely for personal, non-commercial use.

You further agree that your User Submissions will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Us  all of the license rights granted herein.

You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Submitting User Submissions to the Service or the Company’s publishing or hosting of the User Submissions as contemplated by these Terms of Use.

The use or other exploitation of User Submissions by the Company and Users as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

The Company shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Submissions.

All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which that content originated.

The Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.

The Company cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users with whom you may interact while using the Service.

All Content you access through the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, We have adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating User accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. Kickstarter also may terminate User accounts even based on a single infringement.

Copyright Notifications:
We will remove infringing materials in accordance with the DMCA if properly notified that Content infringes copyright.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Kickstarter’s Copyright Agent by submitting this form.

You can also submit a notification by emailing us.

Your email must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel, or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), for more information):
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, sufficient for Us to locate the material; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please notify us.

Your counter-notice must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3), for more information): a physical or electronic signature of the user of the Services;
identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; a statement made under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material; and the subscriber’s name, address, telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subscriber (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Under the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

If you fail to comply with these notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid.

Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement can be reached online.