Legal Notices

Copyright Disputes and Violations

Diskery, at its very basic core, is a compilation of works accumulated over nearly 15 years. Although every effort is made to secure license rights, use public domain material, and offer proper accreditation, Diskery is operated by humans and humans make mistakes. People get tired, lazy, in a hurry. Files get mixed up, steps get skipped.. and... well sometimes people conduct nefarious acts.

If you believe your work is here and should not be, or is being misrepresented... we want to know! Don't call a lawyer YET... we take this seriously, so please consider this:

  • Having your work placed here is a great form of free promotion. Are you sure you want to remove it?
  • Is the work actually stored at Diskery? If we are simply linking to somewhere else we may not have violated anything, and you need to go to the source.
  • Did Diskery get permission from someone representing you?
  • Is your copyright valid and enforceable where Diskery is located?
If it passes all these testes then:
  • You must be the OWNER of the work in question, or the legal representative there-of as we will not speak to anyone else as all it does is muddy the waters.
  • Be able to offer proof of ownership or representation. If you claim to be the owner of a work and are not, this may mean WE will have legal claim against you.
Under law, Diskery has 15 days to respond to your claim and investigate the matter. If the material in question is in violation it will be removed or modified to be in compliance. Diskery is NOT obligated to supply you the names of those responsible or any other actions taken to correct the matter (sometimes we honestly don't know who did it), other than the removal or requested modification of the offending material. If you are seeking compensation beyond the simple removal or modification then you may need to seek legal advice. Simply contact us by e-mail to begin the procedures.

Offer Proof of Ownership or Representation:
To prove you are the rightful owner of a copyright or representative there-of is done in one or all of the following ways sent as an e-mail attachment:

  • A JPG (or equivalent) scan of your government issued Copyright Certificate.
  • Since obtaining a certificate is no longer required in most jurisdictions you can also supply a bill of sale/invoice should you have purchased the rights to a work.
  • Since obtaining a certificate is no longer required in most jurisdictions you can also offer evidence of your ownership by citing media sources, sales outlets, universities, libraries, or other credible sources that demonstrate your work and credit you for it.
  • Offer a JPG (or equivalent) scan of your government national library registration certificate.
  • If representative: send a scan of your contract/agreement with owner.
NOTE: "Owner" and "Author/Creator" are two different entities, often the same person. Nonetheless "Owner" has the legal power.

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