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Permission, Plagiarism, Copyright, Trademark, etc

I'm in a Picture/Video, and I didn't give permission to it! (direct link)

An ex-partner of yours has a picture/video of you on their profile that you want taken down but they won't remove it? That is so not cool! We have all had vindictive ex-partner's, frenemy's, fluidswapper's, etc. and we know how it feels to be in your shoes.  Thus, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to make things right.

To get the picture/video taken down, email us at report@fetlife.com and with the following completed form and we will remove the content for you:

I certify that the following list of pictures/videos are of me and the person who posted them does not have permission (model release) to do so. I would like FetLife to please take them down.

[links to the offending pictures, videos go here, one per line]

I also give FetLife permission to notify the user that I was the one who requested the takedown.

The following is my info:

FetLife Nickname: [FetLife Nickname]
Link to my Profile: [Link to my Profile]
Email Address: [Email Address]

If you have any questions about the process please don't hesitate to email us at support@fetlife.com.

Someone posted my work without my permission! Pic/Vid/Writing - Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice / takedown (direct link)

If you are the copyright holder, or you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder, you can send us a valid DMCA takedown notice or fill in the following DMCA takedown notice and send it to report@fetlife.com.

I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law. I wish to report an instance of what I feel in good faith is an instance or Copyright Infringement. The infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.

1. The material which I contend belongs to me, and appears illegally on FetLife is the following:
[Title of work, for example, "The copyrighted work is a picture titled 'Sinister Sexy Cat' taken at a photo shoot I did on January 10th, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec."]

2. The material appears at the following website addresses:
[links to the offending pictures, videos or writing; one per line]

3. The material appears on my website at these addresses:
[address of the original work; one per line]

4. My contact information is as follows:
[Legal Name]
[Street Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]

[FetLife nickname]
[Link to Profile]

5. I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

6. The information in this notice is accurate, and I am either the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

I declare under the perjury laws of the United States of America that this notification is true and correct.

Signed: [Legal Name] on [Date]

If you have any questions about the process please don't hesitate to email us at support@fetlife.com.

My work was taken down by mistake, what up with that Jerry? (direct link)

Your picture, video or writing was taken down by us by mistake and you can prove to us that you do have right to post the picture, video or writing that was taken down?

Either send us a DMCA Counter-Notice or fill out the following DMCA Counter-Notice and forward it to report@fetlife.com.

I certify that I have the right to post the material that was taken down. Each of those works were removed in error and I believe my posting them does not infringe anyone else's rights. Find attached my proof.

I consent to be served by the person who gave notice to FetLife, or his agent.

My contact information is as follows:
[Legal Name]
[Street Address, City, State/Province, Zip/Postal Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]

FetLife Nickname: [FetLife nickname]
Link to Profile: [link to profile]

I understand that I am declaring the above under penalty of perjury, meaning that if I am not telling the truth I may be committing a crime.

Signed: [Legal Name] on [Date]

If you have any questions about the process please don't hesitate to email us at support@fetlife.com.

Questionable Copyright report (direct link)
So you're perving through some pics, and suddenly you stop and go "Waaaaait a sec... This is my buddy's picture!"  What are you gonna do about it?

Simple - Click on "Report Picture", then on "I don't think this kinkster has permission to post this picture".  Let us know whose picture it really is, and we'll contact the copyright owner from there.  If they tell us the picture is theirs and they didn't give permission for it to be posted, we'll take it down.

This process also works for writings and videos.

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