Copyright and DMCA Policy
This policy outlines how KindHarvest addresses claims of unauthorized use of copyrighted text, images, or links to allegedly infringing materials under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Section 512 of the DMCA lists the statutory requirements for reporting copyright infringement and explains how to challenge a notice of infringement by submitting a counter-notice.
Filing a DMCA notice claiming copyright infringement
To submit a notice, you will need:
- Information about the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
- Information that allows us to find the infringing material on KindHarvest (e.g. a link to a post, reply, network, or user)
- Your mailing address, telephone number, and email
- A letter or statement that:
You have a good-faith belief that the use of the material in the manner asserted is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
The information given is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner
- A digital or paper signature (typing your full name is OK) from the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf
There are financial and legal penalties for fraudulent and/or bad-faith claims. You may be liable for damages if you knowingly misrepresent that something is infringing. You should talk to an attorney before sending us a copyright notice if you are unsure.
If you’re confident, send the notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also mail the notice if you prefer:
1887 Whitney Mesa Drive #7177
KindHarvest processes claims in the order they are received. Our response may include removing the allegedly infringing material or restriction of distribution of the material. If we remove or restrict access to content in this way, we will make a good-faith effort to contact the affected user and provide information concerning the removal or restriction of access, including a copy of the takedown notice, along with instructions for filing a counter-notice. We will also send a copy of the complaint to the Lumen database. When appropriate, KindHarvest will warn and temporarily block repeat violators, and in more serious cases, permanently ban users.