Copyright Policy

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Canvz is committed to respecting and protecting intellectual property rights. We take all reasonable measures to ensure that Contributors only upload material of their own creation or for which they have appropriate licence or permission. A copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the creator of an original work or their assignee for a limited period of time upon disclosure of the work. This includes the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. In most jurisdictions copyright arises upon fixation and does not need to be registered. Copyright owners have the exclusive statutory right to exercise control over copying and other exploitation of the works for a specific period of time, after which the work is said to enter the public domain. Uses covered under limitations and exceptions to copyright, such as fair use, do not require permission from the copyright owner. All other uses require permission. Copyright owners can license or permanently transfer or assign their exclusive rights to others.


Users

Users may view material published on Canvz free of charge, but may not use the material for commercial purposes unless the user purchases a License. Images published on Canvz may be reproduced freely only if they are in the public domain. Copyright images may not be downloaded, copied or reproduced except by purchasing a License.


Contributors

Canvz is a free resource enabling Contributors all over the world to upload their unique artwork. Our Submissions Agreement makes clear that infringement of copyright is not permitted and will not be tolerated by Canvz. Text should be predominantly the Contributor's own words, and images must be in the public domain or licensed for use on Canvz.

We kindly ask Users, Contributors and copyright-holders to alert us if they become aware of any case of copyright infringement on Canvz, by writing to support@canvz.com. W e will remove the items immediately, pending investigation.

To avoid infringing on the rights of another creative person is to use your ideas and creativity to produce your own completely original work. You must not deliberately copy someone else's work or just create a slight variation of someone else's work.

Ensure that all parts of your work, both visual and audio, are your own original creations. If you use anything which is are owned by other people or companies make certain that you have obtained appropriate permissions or licensing for the use before you place your work on our website.


What Sort of Things are Copyrighted?

The easy answer to this question is that just about any creative work you might find should be considered to be copyrighted by default.

A work is not required to have a copyright statement printed on it or near it in order to be considered copyrighted so do not assume that the work is unprotected simply because you cannot see a notice written anywhere.

Also do not confuse the fact that a work is publicly available with the idea that it is public domain or free for use. Being easy to find on the internet does not affect a work's copyrighted status.

If you upload a copyrighted work then the owner of the copyright may sue you. Canvz accepts no liability in this regard and the user indemnifies us fully to this effect.


Notification of Copyright Infringement:

Canvz respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

It is Canvz's policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website athttp://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Canvz will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Canvz Service whether via the website www.canvz.com or various Social Networking Sites (either, the "Services") that are reported to Canvz's Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are 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 Services by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to us at support@canvz.com

Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Canvz will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Services.


DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")

  1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or - if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice - you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
  2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the website(s) where such material may be found.
  3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  4. Include 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 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."
  5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

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