The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) is a U.S. law that limits the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement caused by their users. To qualify, online service providers must do —and not do — certain things. The most well-known aspects of the DMCA are its requirements that a service provider removes ..
In the beginning, Motvio has seen a significant and sustained increase in DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices filed by or on behalf of music companies. This escalation has impacted some of our creators, who may have seen videos uploaded years ago removed. In some cases, creators have seen their Motvio accounts being disabled ..
Once we receive a trademark complaint, we will investigate the alleged trademark infringement. In most cases, we will provide the alleged infringer with an opportunity to respond to the complaint. If we believe in good faith that a user is infringing a valid trademark, we will take corrective action, which may include deleting the infringing ..
Not necessarily. Trademark infringement only occurs when there is a likelihood of confusion. Merely referring to a trademark isn’t infringement. Indeed, you might need to refer to a trademark when describing a good or service. The doctrine of “nominative fair use” permits this kind of use, so long as the trademark isn’t used more than ..
Motvio custom URLs are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. With few restrictions, Motvio users can select any unregistered term and use it as a custom URL for their profile, videos, Groups, or Channels. When selecting custom URLs for your own account, we recommend you use terms that are clearly related to you and your ..
A trademark is a brand name, slogan, or logo that serves to identify a person or company’s goods or services. For example, You’re now using the Motvio® website and video sharing service. The Motvio® trademark helps distinguish this website from other video sharing..
Let us know by going to that user’s Motvio profile and clicking the little gray flag icon on the bottom left side of the page. We want Motvio to be a fun place for everyone so let us know quickly and we’ll remove the offending user from the site. Help us keep Motvio ..
The Guidelines say: “No videos that promote a violent activity or depict real-life violence, self-harm, extreme gore, or cruelty toward animals.” As a rule, Motvio moderators will remove videos that: Show people being murdered, tortured, or physically or sexually abused Show self-mutilation Show animals being tortured or killed Display shocking, disgusting, or gruesome images That ..
The Guidelines state: No videos that are hateful, harass others or include defamatory or discriminatory speech. This means that Motvio moderators will generally remove videos that: Make derogatory or inflammatory statements about individuals or groups of people Are intended to harm someone’s reputation Are malicious Include someone’s image or voice without their consent (Exception! Public figures and/or political ..
We strongly advise against using a commercial music recording as the background song of your video, particularly if you’re just looking to enhance the impact of your video. However, if the visual accompaniment to the song somehow “transforms” the original work to create something wholly new and unique, you may have a stronger claim to ..