Intellectual Property on Gigaverse
All content on published Gigaverse by Gigaverse staff and affiliates is copyrighted unless otherwise indicated by the presence of a Creative Commons or Public Domain license.
While Gigaverse members and site visitors grant Gigaverse a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to any content they post on their site, they maintain ownership of any intellectual property rights retained in that work. Should you wish to use content created by a Gigaverse member, you will need to contact him or her directly.
Submitting DMCA Complaints for Violations of Copyright
We address notices of copyright violation per the procedures set out by the United States’ Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Should you encounter a violation of your copyright on our site, please fill out our DMCA complaint form or send your DMCA complaint directly to Simone Smith, Gigaverse’s designated agent. Be sure to address the following items in any written DMCA complaint you send to Gigaverse:
- The URL at which the infringing content can be found
- The URL at which your original content can be found
- Your name, address, and email
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials as described above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Your signature
Gigaverse will close the accounts of any members who repeatedly violate others’ intellectual property rights.
Submitting DMCA Counter Notifications
Should you feel you have received a DMCA notification that is unjustified, we invite you to submit a counter-notification through our designated counter-notification form. You may also send counter notifications directly to Simone Smith.
Be sure to include the following information in your counter-notification:
- A description of the work that has been taken down due to a DMCA complaint
- The URL(s) of the work that has been taken down due to a DMCA complaint
- Your address (street address and email are ideal)
- The statement “I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
- Any explanation as to why the content was removed by mistake (it will help us if you provide evidence of any special permissions you have to the content, such as a evidence that you purchased rights to publish it, or an explanation as to why your use of the copyrighted work qualifies as Fair Use)
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if the you reside outside the United States, for the Federal District Courts in San Francisco, California, and that you will accept service of process from the person who sent the original DMCA complaint (or the individual’s designated agent).
- A physical or electronic signature
When we receive your counter notice, we will forward it to the individual who filed the original DMCA complaint. If he or she does not respond to us within 14 days notifying us of legal action that has been filed regarding the infringing material, we may restore it on the site.