If you would like to report a video on the Hyve marketplace and if you are the owner or the designated agent of the owner of the rights to the content that you believe the video is infringing, the most efficient way is to immediately notify us of the copyright infringement.
Before you submit a copyright infringement report, please remember these important things:
We cannot process a copyright claim that is not submitted by the owner of the copyright or its designated agent. This is because we have no way of knowing whether the trainer who published the video you are reporting has received proper permission from the owner to use the content. We will ask you to provide an electronic signature to confirm that you are the copyright owner or have authority to represent the copyright owner (including if the copyright owner is an organization).
Your copyright claim has to be sufficiently substantiated for us be able to address it. This means:
- You provide sufficient information for us to contact you, including your full legal name, an email address, physical address, and (optional) telephone number.
- If you are filing a report on behalf of an organization, you include the name of the organization and your relationship to the organization.
- You precisely identify the original copyrighted material or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered in your notification, you provide a sufficiently representative list of such original material (such as a URL where the material is located);
- You provide sufficient information for us to locate the reportedly infringing video(s) on the Hyve site (the URL on our website and the exact name of the video content and trainer;
- You add a statement saying: “I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this complaint is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf and I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”.
- The notice being signed.
Intentionally submitting a false or misleading claim of infringement is illegal and you could be held liable and have to pay damages as a result. Hyve may seek damages or compensation from anyone who submits a notification of claimed infringement in violation of the law.
Not all content is protected by copyright law. For example, short phrases (like business names, book titles, and slogans), intangible concepts (like processes, ideas, and recipes), or facts. Before you submit a copyright claim, make sure that the content copied in the video is indeed protected by copyright.
Before you submit a copyright claim, make sure that use of the content copied in the video does not qualify as fair use. Copyright law includes a “fair use” exception for certain uses of copyrighted content that are considered to be in the public interest. Fair use covers things like criticism, commentary, news reporting, and research. In considering whether a video’s use of your material qualifies as fair use, you should look at:
- The purpose of the use (whether the video is paid or unpaid, whether the video critiques/parodies/transforms your material)
- The type of copyrighted work being used (whether your work is factual or creative)
- The portion being used (whether the video uses small, necessary excerpts of your material or substantial portions of it)
- The effect on the market for your material (whether potential buyers would purchase the video instead of your material)