Copyright Policy


Scoir respects the intellectual property rights of others and desires to offer a platform that contains no content that violates those rights. Our Terms and Policies requires that content posted by users be accurate, lawful and not in violation of the rights of third parties. In addition, it is Scoir’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly violate our policies, including the repeated infringement of copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (17 U.S.C. § 512), Scoir will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Scoir website (the “Site”) if such claims are reported to Scoir’s Designated Copyright Agent identified in the sample notice below.

 

How to Submit a Claim Regarding Copyright Infringement

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing a DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”) and delivering it to Scoir’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of Notice as described below, Scoir will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site.

Your Notice must include the following:

  1. A description and, if available, publicly available location (e.g., URL) of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by your Notice, a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
  1. A description and identity of the material or link you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) and to which access is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site or the exact location where such material can be found.
  1. Your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  1. Both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
  • “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
  • “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
  1. Your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver your Notice, with all items completed, to Scoir’s Designated Copyright Agent via one of the following methods:

  • Email to:  copyright@scoir.com
  • Mail to:  Scoir Copyright Agent
    23 N. Walnut Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    U.S.A.

 

What to Do if You Receive a Copyright Complaint (DMCA Notice)

If you receive a notification that your User Content has been removed due a copyright complaint, it means that the material has been deleted from Scoir at the request of the content’s owner. If you want us to forward the information from the Copyright Complaint notification, just reply to the notification to let us know. We will forward it (without any personal contact information) to you at the address or email contained in your account settings. If your account receives too many copyright complaints, you may lose the ability to create new content on Scoir and your account may be disabled completely.

If you believe your User Content was removed in error, you have the option to file a counter-notice by following the steps below. When we receive a valid counter-notice, we will forward a copy to the person who filed the original complaint. If we do not receive notice within 10 business days that the submitter of the original complaint is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the content at issue, we will remove the complaint from your account’s record and we may replace, at our discretion, the content that was removed.

 

How to File a Counter-Notice

  1. Email your counter-notice to copyright@scoir.com.
  1. Include ALL of the following:
  • Your full name, address, and telephone number.
  • Identification of the material removed or to which access has been disabled, including the source address of the content that was removed (copy and paste the URL specified in the notification email).
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed in error.
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district where your address is located or, if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district where Scoir operates, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint or an agent of such person.
  • A physical or electronic signature (for example, typing your full name).

 

Warning

In filing a DMCA notice or counter-notice, please make sure that you have complied with all of the above requirements. If we request additional information necessary to make your DMCA notice or counter-notice complete, please provide that information promptly. If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notice or counter-notice may not be processed further.

In addition, please make sure that all of the information you provide is accurate. UNDER SECTION 512(f) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MATERIALLY MISREPRESENTS THAT MATERIAL OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING OR WAS REMOVED OR DISABLED BY MISTAKE OR MISIDENTIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY.

Scoir may disclose any communications concerning DMCA notices or other intellectual property complaints with third parties, including the users who have posted the allegedly infringing material, and may provide DMCA notices to Lumen.

If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA notice, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), for more information. If you have questions about the legal requirements of a DMCA counter-notice, please contact an attorney or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), for more information.

 

Updated: May 29, 2018