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Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Copyright Policy

Pursuant to the Terms of Use, users may not store, change, distribute, perform or display works of original authorship. Users are responsible for assuring that they have proper authorization to use copyrighted content. Upon receipt of a valid notice that a user’s account contains infringing material, 4shared.com will immediately disable all access to the material, including the user’s access. In addition, we will deactivate the sharing function for the account. We will notify the user via email of the actions taken by 4shared in response to the take-down notice.

4shared will take immediate action to stop and further prevent copyright infringement upon acquiring knowledge of a copyright violation. 4shared will not tolerate copyright infringement. Accounts involved in copyright violations may be terminated and no refund will be issued for the remaining membership.

Notice to Owners of Copyrighted Works

If you are the copyright owner of content which appears on 4shared website and you did not authorize the use of the content you must notify 4shared in writing in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action.

Your written notice must include the following:
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or authorized person acting on behalf of the owner which expressly claims an executive right that is allegedly being infringed.
  • Specific identification of the copyrighted work which you are alleging to have been infringed. If you are alleging infringement of multiple copyrighted works with a single notification you must submit a representative list which specifically identifies each of the works that you allege are being infringed.
  • Specific identification of the location and description of material that is claimed to be infringing or to be subject of infringing activity with enough detailed information to permit 4shared to locate the material. You should include the specific URL or URLs of the webpages where the allegedly infringing material is located.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to allow 4shared to contact the complaining party which may include a name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you are a copyright holder located in the United States, you should submit a written notice describing the particulars of your copyright infringement claim to 4shared's Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agent Ganka Hadjipetrova via electronic mail to: dmca_agent@4shared.com

or via mail to:

4SHARED.COM DMCA AGENT
3080 South Court
Palo Alto, California 94306
USA

If you are a copyright holder located outside of the United States, please submit your notice via electronic mail to: abuse@4shared.com

or using our copyright infringement claim form at: our copyright infringement claim form

Please also note that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents information in the take-down notification may be subjected to liability, including compensatory damages for all parties harmed by reliance on the misrepresentation.

Allow one business day to respond to your notice and take necessary actions. To ensure proper consideration of your notice, please make sure that you provide all the information outlined in the notification requirements above.

Counter-notification

4shared.com respects the legitimate interests of copyright owners as well as users. Users are afforded an opportunity to respond to claims of infringement and to obtaining timely restoration of removed material or the user’s access to the website in case of sufficient proof of legitimate use of the removed material.

Users may respond to a copyright infringement claim by submitting a counter-notification. The counter-notification must contain the following information:
  • A statement that access to the user’s account or file was disabled due to operation of a notice and takedown procedure.
  • Information sufficient to identify the material that has been removed, including the account identification information and the URL address where the material could be located prior to removal.
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
  • The users name and contact information, including address and telephone number.
  • A statement that the user consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the user’s address is located, or if the user's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the user will accept service of process from the person who provided the take-down notification.
  • The user’s electronic or physical signature.
Counter-notification should be submitted to 4shared’s DMCA Designated Agent at the addresses provided in the section above. 4shared will respond to a valid counter-notification in no less than 10 and no more than 14 business days.