At BigOven.com, we operate a recipe sharing network where people around the world can easily swap recipes and share their favorites. We believe the best cooking, tips and techniques should be shared. But whether you're a chef, cookbook publisher, recipe website, food blogger, author, journalist or other entity, we also respect that you, too, have a business to run and copyrights to protect.
In short, we don't want original, copyrighted works posted to our website unless you want them to be there, written the way you want, with attribution the way you'd like to see it.
In several prominent places on the site, particularly in the areas used to post and share content, we remind users to please respect copyrighted works, and avoid posting recipes, photos or videos that might infringe on copyrights.
We also review every photo and video posted to the site before they go live, and we immediately reject them when they are obviously from copyrighted works. We review the recipes posted to the site in the course of daily business. But we host over one hundred thousand recipes posted on the site, with more being added every day by hundreds of thousands of members, and we can only do so much in day while keeping it low-cost for our members.
If you believe you've been infringed, you have every right to expect prompt action from us. Here's the procedure.
BigOven has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The address of BigOven's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is provided at the bottom of this section.
It is BigOven's policy to (i) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (ii) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the BigOven Site or Service infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below ("Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification"):
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
Identification of works or materials being infringed;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that BigOven is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, email address;
A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is received by the Designated Agent, it is BigOven's policy:
to remove or disable access to the infringing material
to notify the content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material; and
that for repeat offenders, BigOven will also terminate such content provider's, member's or user's access to the service.
If the content provider, member or user believes that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member or user;
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access to has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
A statement that the content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
The content provider's, member's or user's name, address, telephone number, and, if available, email address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider's, member's or user's address is located, or if the content provider's, member's or user's address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which BigOven is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
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