PlayTube is an Online Service Provider under Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 ("DMCA") and Article 14 of the EU Electronic Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 8 June 2000; Article 5 of the EU Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 ("EUCD"). This documents outlines the policy that PlayTube have introduced in order to implement notice and takedown policy as required by DMCA/EUCD. This documents guides copyright owners interested in utilizing this procedure, as well as service users interested in restoring access to material mistakenly taken down.
Writing and sending Proper Notification
The DMCA/EUCD provides a legal procedure by which you can request any Online Service Provider to disable access to a website where your copyrighted work(s) are appearing without your permission. The legal procedure consists of two parts: (1) Writing a Proper DMCA/EUCD Notice, and (2) Sending the Proper DMCA/EUCD Notice to PlayTube Abuse Department.
To write a Proper DMCA/EUCD Notice, state the following information:
Identify yourself as an owner of copyrighted work or exclusive rights that you believe were infringed, or a person acting on behalf of such owner, and provide a physical signature (when it is in paper form) or electronic signature (when it is in electronic form).
Identify the copyrighted work(s) that you believe is/are being infringed.
Identify the material(s) that allegedly are infringing your copyrighted work, by providing Web URL(s) on PlayTube site that contain these material(s).
State your contact information, including your name, street address, phone number, and email address. If you are acting on behalf of the copyright owner please also describe your affiliation with the copyright holder (e.g attorney, vendor, agent).
State that you have "a good faith belief that use of the aforementioned material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agents, or the law."
State that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is believed infringed.
Please use this abuse e-mail to report a file, it will accelerate blocking access to content. Abuse reports sent to our contact mailbox will be ignored.
To exercise your DMCA/EUCD rights, your Proper DMCA/EUCD Notice must be sent to our Abuse Department email: [email protected]
Notice and takedown procedure
PlayTube will follow the procedures provided in the DCMA/EUCD to properly enforce rights of copyright holders. When a Proper DMCA/EUCD notification is received by Designated Agent, or when PlayTube becomes otherwise aware that copyright rights are infringed, it will remove or disable access to infringing materials as soon as possible. You don't need to wait confirmation from us about this action.
If users submitting or downloading materials believe that their use of materials was lawful, they have the right of sending a Proper Counter-notification in order to restore access to these materials. PlayTube will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA/EUCD in the event a counter notification is received by its Designated Agent.