EU InfoSec Directive Notice
For copyright holders
If you believe that content available by means of Sourcefabric’s websites infringes one or more of your copyrights, please notify us by means of an emailed notice ("Infringement Notice") providing the information described below to [email protected].
If Sourcefabric takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good-faith attempt to contact the party that made such content available by means of the most recent email address, if any, provided by such party to Sourcefabric.
Your Infringement Notice may be forwarded to the party that made the content available.
Please be advised that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Thus, if you are not sure content located on or linked-to by the Website infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.
How to file an Infringement Notice
Please follow these steps to file a notice:
Verify that the online publication in question is hosted by Sourcefabric. We have no control over many online publications that say "Powered by Newscoop", "Powered by Airtime" or mention another Sourcefabric product. Many such publications use open source software and may not be hosted by us. Please contact the appropriate web host with complaints.
Contact the publisher of the online publication directly. Send an email or leave a comment (e.g. in case of an article) with your complaint to see if the matter can be resolved directly between you and the publisher.
Send your complaint to [email protected]. If the issue cannot be resolved directly with the publisher, send us your complaint as a plain text email without attachments (email attachments are discarded) and include the following (or it will be deemed invalid):
- An electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
- An identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
- A description of the nature and exact location of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit Sourcefabric to find and positively identify that content; for example we require a link to the specific article (not just the name of the online publication) that contains the content and a description of which specific portion of the article – an image, a link, the text, etc. – your complaint refers to;
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address; and
- A statement by you: (a) that you believe in good faith that the use of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner's agent; and (b) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
If an InfoSec notice is valid, we are required by law to respond to it by disabling access to the allegedly infringing content.
If you are a Sourcefabric hosting user and access to portions of your publication have been disabled for this reason, we will notify you. You then have the option to send us a counter-notice stating why your content does not infringe copyrights and asking for access to be reinstated.
Counter notices need to be sent to [email protected] as plain text emails without attachments (email attachments are discarded) and include the following or they will be deemed invalid:
- Your name, address, phone number and physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing content and its location before disabling access; and
- A statement under penalty of perjury explaining why the content was removed by mistake or misidentification.