Common People hub encourages all account holders, subscribers, or creators to obey the provisions of the copyright law. Any unauthorized redistribution of music, movies, text, software or other protected media is cause for disciplinary action. Violations will be adjudicated, as appropriate. Different policies relevant to explicit issues of copyright are referenced in links. Please refer to them for detailed information on Common People hub expectations related to conformance to copyright law.
All files and information contained in this Website or Blog are copyright by Common People hub, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Our Website or Blog may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website, Blog or Services does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks, without the prior written permission of Common People hub. Our Content, as found within our Website, Blog and Services, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website and Services does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
The term “intellectual property rights” refers generally to the ownership rights over a creative work. The most common types of intellectual property are trademarks, patents and copyrights. Copyright is a form of protection of intellectual property provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of original works. All members are responsible to comply with all legal statutes regarding intellectual property, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Copyright Policy addresses this responsibility. The Copyright Policy also outlines the ownership of information technology Intellectual property.
These definitions apply to terms as they are used in this policy.
Creator - Any person or persons who create an item of intellectual property.
Intellectual Property - Includes any patentable invention, any copyrightable subject matter, or trade secret. It also includes works of art, and inventions or creations that might normally be developed on a proprietary basis. In this policy, intellectual property is limited to the information technology.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - A 1998 US law intended to update copyright law for electronic commerce and electronic content providers. It criminalizes the circumvention of electronic and digital copyright protection systems.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA)
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Common People Hub will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Services (as defined in the Terms & Conditions) that are reported. 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. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Common People Hub will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Services.
United States copyright law is based in the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the authority "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." (Article I, sec. 8) Those exclusive rights to one's own intellectual property include literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, works in any medium (printed, digital, other recording media) as well as software.
Copyrighted works include the following broad categories:
- Literary Works
- Musical works, including accompanying words
- Dramatic works, including accompanying music
- Pantomimes and choreographic works
- Pictorial and graphical works
- Sculptural works
- Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
- Sound recordings in all formats
- Architectural works
Copyright law has been modified from time to time to address issues related to new publishing and distribution technologies. The DMCA of 1998 deals with transmission and use of digital works. The DMCA recognizes that digital transmission of works adds complexity to copyright law.
Classify 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. 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 Site(s) where such material may be found. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, your full legal name, your electronic or physical signature and, if available, email address.
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.”
Deliver this Notice with all items completed:
Common People Hub
Post Office Box 9091
Naples, Florida 34101
Effective as of June 26, 2020