Copyright ” Fair Use ” Policy
U3C Media Group fully respects artists and rightsholders of copyrighted audio, visual or video material, we don’t condone copyright infringement and thus there is no deliberate intention to infringe on the copyright for audio and video material in any way as set forth.
All copyrighted audio, video or other material presented on our websites are embedded links to content hosted from and stored on third party servers, such as from Vimeo, Youtube or from private third party servers.
If you are the copyright holder and would like to get a specific weblink or picture hosted on our websites removed, we advise you to contact the third party content provider first ( for example Vimeo or Youtube ), otherwise you may want to change the – embedding option settings for third party websites – the content provider offers.
You may also request us to remove it by using the information below, this also holds for copyrighted material on our Blog or Gallery you are the copyright owner of.
There are by definition no commercial specified purposes from free online available material – audio and or visual – as provided by the artists, producers or directors on public domain multimedia platforms, such as Vimeo or Youtube, but strictly art & portfolio diffusion.
However, intented commercial purposes of audio or visual materials may include video advertisement, sound recordings and pictures from partners or clients who use our services, or with whom we have a mutual agreement, or whom we have specified by name in our copyright policy article.
In the current setting copyrighted material used on our platform include:
Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement
Before submitting a copyright infringement notification, thoroughly evaluate whether fair use and fair dealing as described previously, or an equivalent exception to copyright applies (see Copyright General below) before you submit.
It is required that such requests only be submitted by the copyright owner, an agent authorized to act on the owner’s behalf or one authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright.
The Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement (“Notice”) should contain the following:
1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
2. Identify the material or link you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) and that access to which is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Service where such material may be found.
3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
– “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
– “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
Email this Notice, with all items completed, to email@example.com.
Upon receipt of a – Notice of alleged copyright infringement – request as described above, U3C Media Group will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate.
Works Not Protected by Copyright
Copyright protection will extend only to the original expression in that work and not to the underlying idea, methods, or systems described or explained. Words and short phrases, such as names, titles, and slogans, are uncopyrightable because they contain an insufficient amount of authorship.
Under certain circumstances, names, titles, or short phrases may be protectable under federal or state trademark laws.
Copyright law does not protect typeface or mere variations of typographical ornamentation or lettering. The general layout or format of a book, page, book cover, slide presentation, web page, poster, or form is uncopyrightable because it is a template for expression. Blank forms that are designed for recording information and do not themselves convey information are uncopyrightable. Familiar symbols and designs, or a simple combination of a few familiar symbols or designs, are uncopyrightable.
Short sound recordings may lack a sufficient amount of authorship to warrant copyright protection, just as words and short textual phrases are not copyrightable. Sound recordings captured by purely mechanical means without originality of any kind also lack a sufficient amount of authorship to warrant copyright protection.
Cartoons and comic strips are among the types of works of authorship protected by copyright. This protection extends to any copyrightable pictorial or written expression contained in the work. Thus a drawing, picture, depiction, or written description of a character can be registered for copyright. Protection does not, however, extend to the title or general theme for a cartoon or comic strip, the general idea or name for characters depicted, or their intangible attributes.
An author of a copyrighted work can use a pseudonym or pen name. A work is pseudonymous if the author is identified on copies or phonorecords of the work by a fictitious name. Nicknames and other diminutive forms of legal names are not considered fictitious. Copyright does not protect pseudonyms or other names.
Motion Pictures,Including Video Recordings and Pictures
Motion pictures are audiovisual works consisting of a series of related images that, when shown in succession, impart an impression of motion, together with any accompanying sounds. Motion pictures are typically embodied in film, videotape, videodisc or digital carrier. Copyright in a motion picture is automatically secured when the work is created and “fixed” in a copy. Only the expression fixed in a motion picture (camera work, dialogue, sounds, and so on) is protected under copyright. Copyright does not cover the idea or concept behind a work or any characters portrayed in it.
Live telecasts that are not fixed in copies and screenplays or treatments of future motion pictures do not constitute fixations of motion pictures.
Public display of a photograph does not in itself constitute publication. The definition of publication in U.S. copyright law does not specifically address online transmission.
Copyright protection in “musical works, including any accompanying words,” that are fixed in some tangible medium of expression. Musical works include original compositions and original arrangements or other new versions of earlier compositions to which new copyrightable authorship has been added. Copyright includes the right to make and distribute, or to authorize, the first sound recording of a performance of the musical composition.
Musical Compositions Versus Sound Recordings
A musical composition and a sound recording are two separate works. Copyright for a musical composition covers the music and lyrics, if any, embodied in that composition, but it does not cover a recorded performance of that composition.
For example, the song “Rolling in the Deep” and a recording of Aretha Franklin singing “Rolling in the Deep” are two distinct works.
The song itself (i.e., the music and the lyrics) is a musical composition, and a recording of an artist performing that song is a sound recording.
Excluding its container, a multimedia work combines authorship in two or more media. A multimedia work may have several copyrightable elements, usually including a motion-picture element or other audiovisual element, or a sound recording element. The authorship may include text, photography, artwork, sounds, sculpture, music, cinematography and choreography.
Sound recordings defined as “works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds but not including sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work.” Generally, a sound recording is a recorded performance, often of another work. A sound recording must be fixed, meaning that the sounds must be captured in a medium from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated. The author may fix the sounds in a digital track, disk, tape, or other format. A sound recording typically includes the contributions of the parties whose performance is captured in the recording and the parties who captured and processed those sounds to make the final recording. Sound recordings often contain other separate copyrightable creative works, such as songs, plays, lectures, or readings. The copyright in a sound recording covers the recording itself. It does not cover the music, lyrics, words, or other underlying content embodied in that recording.
Sounds accompanying a motion picture or audiovisual work” are not sound recordings. Common examples of works that do not qualify as sound recordings include:
• The soundtrack for a cartoon, documentary, or major motion picture.
• The soundtrack for an online video, music video, or concert video.
• A musical performance during a scene or during the credits for a motion picture.
A sound recording is not the same as a phonorecord. A phonorecord is the statutory term for a physical object that contains a sound recording, such as a digital audio file, a compact disc, or an LP. The term “phonorecord” includes any type of object that may be used to store a sound recording, including digital formats such as .mp3 and .wav files.
A derivative sound recording is an audio recording that incorporates preexisting sounds, such as sounds that were previously registered or published or sounds that were fixed before February 15, 1972.
The preexisting recorded sounds must be rearranged, remixed, or otherwise altered in sequence or character, or the recording must contain additional new sounds.
The new or revised sounds must contain at least a minimum amount of original sound recording authorship. Examples of derivative sound recordings include:
• A mashup comprising tracks and sounds from multiple sources.
• Additional tracks added to a previously published album.
Mechanical changes or processes, such as a change in format, declicking, or noise reduction, generally do not contain enough original authorship to warrant copyrightable justification.
If you have further questions concerning related copyright issues, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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