Our website may in required cases under DMCA Policy suspend or terminate the access of and take action against other users, subscribers, registrants and account holders who are found infringing the copyright of the website.
If you believe that any of your work has been infringed you may notify us by providing the following information. Indie Music Magazine adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). The email address to submit claim or send notifications for infringement has been listed at the end of the policy.
- A physical or digital signature of the person who is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work or material that have been claimed being infringed or a representative list of such infringed works at a single online site that are covered by a single notification;
- Identification of the materials that have been claimed of being infringing including information regarding the specific location of materials on the Company’s website that the copyright owner seeks to have removed with required details so that the Company is capable of finding, securing and verifying its existence.
- Contact information of the person notifying the company, address, telephone number as well as email address.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith and belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law and,
- 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.
Send all your notifications to email@example.com
Copyright law in most of the world gives the creator of an image the exclusive rights to make copies, display an image publicly and/or use it in another piece of work. If someone else, like a website owner, wants to use an image, they need to get permission from the creator and possibly pay for a license to do so.
Does this mean that for every image you want to use, you must track down its creator, ask for permission and even pay them to use it? No, thankfully! It will depend on the kind of license attached to the image. The creator of an image can decide to release the image with a license that allows specific uses, for example. So long as you stick within the rules of the license, you’re golden.
Using an image in a way that does not conform with its license is considered copyright infringement. If you are lucky you may only get asked to stop using the image, but in the worst case scenario you could be sued. With that in mind, make sure you understand the terms of the licenses attached to images you want to use!
Most image licenses look at the following conditions on the use of an image:
Type of use: Commercial or non-commercial use, with the first being any use of an image to sell or promote a product, service, or idea.
Attribution: Credit may need to be given to the original creator of the image and required format (e.g. a link) specified.
Modification: The image may have to be used unchanged, or you may allowed to modify it and create new images or materials from it.
Number of uses: Some licenses may restrict the number of times an image can be used.