Last Updated: May 1, 2022

This Copyright Infringement Policy (this “Policy”) describes Scriber’s processes for receiving and responding to copyright infringement notices, sent by rightsholders or their agents, regarding material our users have posted to the Scriber platform. This Policy is designed to comply with the requirements of the notice-and-takedown provisions of the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), meaning that we generally remove or disable content that rightsholders claim to be infringing. Capitalized terms used, but not defined, in this Policy are defined in our Terms of Service.

1. Caution Advised

The notices described in this Policy are serious legal actions with potentially serious consequences. In particular:

  • Filing a false copyright notice can be unlawful. Aside from perjury penalties, sending false copyright notices can create legal claims under the DMCA.
  • Dispute copyright notices with care. Copyright owners can prevent disabled content from being put back by initiating legal action.
  • Information submitted in notices is not private. Your copyright notice will be sent to the other party. We reserve the right to publicly post and share redacted copyright notices for transparency reporting purposes.
  • Copyright disputes are tracked to help us curtail repeat infringement. Our policies and the DMCA commit us to acting against repeat infringers, and we will terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in certain cases. How you respond to copyright notices informs our repeat infringer evaluation.

Consider seeking professional advice before proceeding with any notice described in this Policy.

2. Submitting Notices and Our Designated Agent

a. Although we respond to all copyright notices submitted under this Policy expeditiously, submitting your notice directly to us will help ensure that your notice is compliant with legal requirements and receives the fastest possible response.

b. To submit a copyright notice to our designated agent, email [email protected]. Our designated agent can also be reached by mail at Copyright Dispute Team, Scriber, LLC, 9531 Santa Monica Blvd. #105, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

3. Sending a Copyright Notice

a. When sending a non-form notice to our designated agent, be sure that it includes all the information required under the DMCA. For your reference, this includes:

  • A description of the work or works you claim have been infringed
  • A description of the content on our website you claim to be infringing and the associated URL(s)
  • Your contact information
  • Your statement confirming 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
  • Your statement confirming that the information you’ve provided is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
  • Your signature

b. On receipt of a notice compliant with the requirements of the DMCA, our practice is to promptly remove or disable the material identified as infringing. Note that copyright notices can be disputed under the terms of this Policy, and that the dispute process may result in replacement of removed or disabled content.

4. Receiving a Copyright Notice

If something you’ve posted to Scriber is the target of a valid copyright notice, we will generally send you a copy of that notice when we remove or disable the allegedly infringing content to the email address or other contact information on file in your account. To restore the removed or disabled content, you must dispute the notice in accordance with the terms of this Policy. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the accounts of Creators or Subscribers who replace removed content in a manner inconsistent with this Policy.

5. Disputing a Copyright Notice

a. You may dispute a copyright notice submitted against your Scriber account by emailing [email protected]. After receiving a dispute notice that meets the requirements of the DMCA, we will send a complete copy of the notice to the complaining party. The rightsholder will then have ten (10) business days to initiate legal action and notify us. If we don’t receive timely notice of legal action from the rightsholder, we will generally replace the material that had been removed or disabled.

b. When sending a notice to our designated agent, be sure that it includes all the information required under the DMCA. For your reference, this includes:

  • A description of the content that’s been removed and any associated URL(s) or other identifying information
  • Your full name and contact information, including your address and phone number
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the removed content was taken down as a result of mistake or misidentification
  • A statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if you are outside of the United States, consenting to the jurisdiction of any judicial district in which Scriber can be found (for instance, the Southern District of California)
  • A statement that you will accept service of process from the copyright notice sender or their agent at the address you’ve provided.
  • Your signature

6. Copyright on Scriber

This Policy is part of our Terms of Service, and is only one component of how Scriber handles copyright and copyright-adjacent issues. Other relevant terms and policies include:

  • Our Terms of Service, which govern everyday use of Scriber;
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which set forth additional guidelines on how Creators and Subscribers may use Scriber; and
  • Our standard Creator Agreement, which discusses copyrights in Creator content more broadly.

If you have any further questions on our various copyright practices, please contact us at [email protected].