COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND REMOVAL POLICY
DMCA Take-Down Notices
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Service infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C. 512) (the “DMCA”) by sending the following information in writing to Keybase’s designated copyright agent at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- (a) The date of your notification;
- (b) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- (c) A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- (d) A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to enable Keybase to locate the material;
- (e) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Keybase to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and/or email address;
- (f) A statement that you 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; and
- (g) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The failure to send proper notification pursuant to the DMCA may result in our taking incomplete or no action with respect to the allegedly infringing material described in such improper notification, and under some circumstances may even result in liability to the person(s) submitting such improper notifications.
If you believe that your content that has been removed from the Service is not infringing, or that you have authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our copyright agent using the contact information set forth above:
- (i) Your physical or electronic signature;
- (ii) A description of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed;
- (iii) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- (iv) Your name, address, telephone number and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the Southern District of New York and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Keybase copyright agent, Keybase may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed content in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider or user, the removed content may (in Keybase’s discretion) be reinstated on the Service within 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice.