3 strikes policy: at third strike a repeat infringer is banned and all videos deleted.
We will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who we believe, in
our sole and absolute discretion, are repeat copyright infringers, pursuant to our
responsibility under the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(the “DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512.
What we consider a repeat infringement, that will count toward 3 strikes, is one or more
uploads that took place after receiving the previous notice. Uploaders are then given 2
chances to stop uploading videos infringing third party's copyrights. It means that if an
uploader has 3 videos deleted with a first notice he will not immediately be banned from
vidz, instead he will be given a chance to change his behavior, as this will count as 1
strike and not 3. There would be little to no pedagogy in our repeat infringers policy if
the process was to ban this user immediately. However, in certain circumstances, at our
sole discretion, we may ban and delete a user after a single notice or two.
By your use of the Website, you thereby acknowledge and agree that our belief you are a
repeat copyright infringer may be rationally based upon our receipt of 3 or more notices
of reapeated alleged infringement, as defined above, where (i) the notices are directed
towards materials that you have submitted for publication on the Website; (ii) the notices
do not concern what We reasonably believe to be “fair uses” of copyrightable
material as determined under 17 U.S.C. § 107; and (iii) you have failed to, within
seventy-two (72) hours after our forwarding the notice to you, provide us with a proper
counter-notice that complies in every respect with the requirements of 17 U.S.C.
§512(g)(3), permitting us to re-enable all of the materials cited in the original
notice of alleged infringement.
Each such notice of repeated copyright infringement, as defined above on this page, for
which you do not provide a valid counter-notice under 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), shall be
recorded against your user account. In the event that you accumulate three (3) such notices,
your account will be immediately deleted, all materials you have previously uploaded will be
deleted, and your IP will not be allowed to upload any more videos.
You further acknowledge and agree that, in the event that you fail to provide a valid
counter-notice, as described above, within seventy-two (72) hours after our forwarding a
notice of alleged infringement to you, we will have the right to reveal all information in
our possession concerning your account and site usage to other parties.