Copyright Infringement – What to Do

Bloggers, writers, poets, photographers, and other types of content creators sometimes have their content unlawfully copied and reproduced without permission. We understand the value of intellectual property, and will take immediate action to ensure your rights are...

Prevent Content Theft

If you are concerned about material from your site being used without permission, there are several steps you can take to help reduce the risk. However, remember that there is no way to fully guarantee the complete protection of your work. (After all, this is the...

Our DMCA Process

The process begins when a copyright holder (or someone acting on their behalf) submits a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notice to us, claiming that their content is published on OPTe Network without their permission. They can submit a DMCA takedown...

Countering a DMCA Notice

Chances are you landed here because we’ve passed along a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice regarding material on your site. In short, the DMCA enables copyright holders to enforce their rights by requesting the removal of unauthorized uses of their...

Copyright and the DMCA

The creator of original material (text, images, songs, etc) has copyright over that material; this is the right to decide who can use that material, as well as where and when that use is authorized. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA for short) is a US...

Copyright and Fair Use

OPTe Network is a publishing, rather than a file sharing platform, so copyrighted materials are often used in commentary, journalism, or the transformation of the material into something original of their own. As such, it’s important to consider if the manner in which...