Copyright Policy

Last updated: 2020-04-30 09:41:39

    1. Introduction

    At Tencent, we respect intellectual property rights and the owners of such rights. The Tencent Cloud Terms of Service require members to ensure that:

    • they have the rights to upload any content;
    • such content does not infringe the rights of any third parties; and
    • such content does not infringe any applicable laws applicable laws or regulations.

    This Policy sets out how we respond to alleged copyright infringement on Tencent Cloud. In addition, we may respond to alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the Tencent Cloud Terms of Service and applicable laws.

    Please note that this Policy concerns alleged copyright infringement only. If you are concerned about alleged infringement of any other intellectual property rights or proprietary rights (e.g., trademarks), or any other alleged activities that breach the Tencent Cloud Terms of Service (e.g., inappropriate content), please refer to the Tencent Cloud Terms of Service (including the Tencent Cloud Acceptable Use Policy) or contact us at copyrightnotice@tencent.com

    If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at copyrightnotice@tencent.com

    2. Summary of Notification and Counter-Notification process

    If we receive a valid notification of alleged copyright infringement (the “Notification”), we may take appropriate measures in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, which may include removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material (the “Material”) and taking reasonable steps to contact the party that uploaded the Material to Tencent Cloud. That uploading party may then submit a counter-notification (the “Counter-Notification”). If we receive a valid counter-notification, we may reinstate access to the Material subject to applicable laws.

    Email submissions (either in the body of an email or as a pdf attached to an email) of Notifications and Counter-notifications are acceptable.

    Please note that we will provide a copy of any Counter-Notification to the party who submitted the original Notification. We may also provide copies of any Notifications or Counter-Notifications to any person where required by law or as otherwise reasonably required by us to protect our interests.

    3. Don’t make false submissions!

    Please carefully consider any submission of a Notification or Counter-Notification, particularly if you are unsure whether you own (or are lawfully authorized to use) the relevant Material – we recommend contacting an attorney if this is the case. You may be subject to liability under law if you knowingly make misrepresentations in a Notification or Counter-Notification.

    4. To file a Notification

    All Notifications should include as much of the following information as possible (any Notification under the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) must include at a minimum all items indicated with an asterisk (*)):

    1. Identification and description of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed (i.e., describe the work that you own).*
    2. Identification and description of the Material that you claim is infringing your copyright, including information reasonably sufficient for us to identify and locate the Material within Tencent Cloud.*
    3. Include the following statement: “I believe in good faith that the use of the copyrighted content as described in this notification is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.”*
    4. Your address, telephone number, and email address.*
    5. Sign the Notification (electronic signature is acceptable).*

    Please send any Notification to our Legal Officer via:

    • email at copyrightnotice@tencent.com; or
    • postal mail at 2747 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Attention: Legal Department (Copyright Notification)).

    5. To file a Counter-Notification

    Any Counter-Notification should include as much of the following information as possible (any Counter-Notification under the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) must include at a minimum all items indicated with an asterisk (*)):

    1. Identification of and description of the Material that was removed by us, including where the Material appeared within Tencent Cloud before it was removed.*
    2. State that you consent to the jurisdiction of: (a) Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located if your address is in the United States; or (b) any judicial district in which we may be found if your address is outside of the United States.*
    3. State that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original Notification or an agent of such person.*
    4. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I believe in good faith that the material identified in this counter-notification was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.” *
    5. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.*
    6. Sign the Counter-Notification (electronic signature is acceptable).*

    Please send any Counter-Notification to our Legal Officer via:

    • email at copyrightnotice@tencent.com; or
    • postal mail at 2747 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Attention: Legal Department (Copyright Notification)).

    6. Repeat infringers

    Tencent may promptly terminate the accounts of users that are determined by Tencent to be repeat infringers.

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