Protecting Our IPRs
Qpid Network maintains zero tolerance towards copyright infringement, as such, we ask that you do not abuse the Qpid Network service by using it to distribute materials to which you do not have legal rights or authorization; and conversely do not infringe any of our IPRs including but not limited to patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, database right, design right, whether registered under any applicable jurisdiction or existing in Common law without the need of registration. Examples of such breaches would be unauthorised (a) reproduction / paraphrasing of write-ups appearing on our Qpid Sites, (b) hyperlinks to any part of our Qpid Sites, (c) copying photograph / graphical design appearing on our Qpid Sites for commercial gain or endeavours, etc.
It is our firm corporate policy to pursue after, as we relentlessly did and do, those who infringed our IPRs.
Protecting Your IPRs
For your protection, should you have good faith belief that your copyrighted material has been uploaded without your permission or authorization we suggest you send to Qpid Network IPR Agent a Notice of Copyright Infringement (“Notice”).
To complete a proper Notice, state the following information:
Policy against Repeat Infringer
Qpid Network will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate repeat infringers. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact Qpid Network and provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer.
Notice and Takedown Procedure
Qpid Network will follow up to properly enforce the rights of copyright holders. When a proper Notice is received by Qpid Network IPR Agent, or when Qpid Network becomes otherwise aware that copyright rights are infringed, it will remove or disable access to infringing materials as soon as possible. Qpid Network will not necessarily send a confirmation regarding the removal/disabling.
Trademarks / Service Marks in Particular
When content is uploaded to the Qpid Network service by users, Qpid Network does not knowingly incorporate third party trademarks (if any) when such content is uploaded. Further, Qpid Network does not provide an index of content available through the Qpid Network service.
If you believe that the Qpid Network service is being used to distribute products or services using your trademark in a manner that violates your rights as a trademark holder, you may submit a notification to Qpid Network IPR Agent. Use the process described above for submitting a notification of copyright infringement specifying that your notification pertains to trademark infringement by including the phrase "Trademark Infringement Notice" in the subject line of your e-mail message or letter. Moreover, pursuant to identifying the trademarked content and location, include the following statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the trademark owner, the trademark owner's agent, or the law; a statement that you are the owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the trademark that you believe is being infringed; an assurance that the information being provided is accurate and lastly your physical or electronic signature.
Following receipt of a proper notification as outlined above, Qpid Network will promptly disable access to or remove content that it believes in good faith may infringe the trademark rights of third parties.
Qpid Network shall once properly notified act expeditiously to remove all infringing content and further attempt to work with the copyright owner to deal with any issues of infringement. As such, our terms and conditions strictly prohibit the uploading of any and all content which infringe on any IPR as well as other illegal conduct.