Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for gamers, artists and makers, fans.lu takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our marketplace, and how fans.lu sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

Reporting

If you would like to submit a notification of alleged infringement, counter a notice of copyright infringement submitted against you, or withdraw a notification of infringement that you submitted, please email to info@fans.lu and clarify the following information: You allege that content on fans.lu violates intellectual property that: You own the rights to, OR a third party, company or organization owns the rights to, OR a company or organization that you represent owns the rights to, OR none of the above

Submit a DMCA counter notice

This information is not legal advice. You are responsible for any use of this information. Please consult an attorney if you have any questions.

If you have a good faith belief that you received a copyright infringement notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may consider submitting a counter notice. fans.lu accepts counter notices submitted in response to copyright takedowns only.

You may submit a counter notice by sending an email to info@fans.lu with the unique URL in the email we sent informing you of the copyright infringement notice and takedown. Please see the DMCA counter notice requirements, where we list other ways to contact us.

Once fans.lu confirms that the counter notice includes all of the information required by the DMCA, fans.lu emails both parties: the member submitting the counter notice and the party who submitted the initial infringement claim. fans.lu provides a copy of the counter notice to the party who submitted the initial infringement claim, who may use the information to obtain a court order to restrain you from reactivating the material.

If, within 10 business days of our receipt of your counter notice, the party who submitted the initial copyright claim doesn't inform us of an action seeking a court order against you, the material specified in the counter notice may be reactivated. Reactivating the material before this time may result in account termination.

If you have any questions or concerns, please consult an attorney. You may also consider communicating directly with the party who filed the initial infringement claim. Their contact information can be found in the email fans.lu sent informing you of the notice of infringement.

Withdraw a notification of infringement you’ve submitted

This information is not legal advice. You are responsible for any use of this information. Please consult an attorney if you have any questions.

fans.lu only accepts withdrawals of infringement notices from the intellectual property owner or an authorized representative.

The intellectual property owner or the authorized representative must email info@fans.lu directly to withdraw a claim of infringement. The communication must clearly state that it is a formal withdrawal and sufficiently identify the relevant member and/or material (such as by providing the relevant username, shop name, and/or fans.lu listing URLs).

Once fans.lu’s legal support team receives a formal withdrawal of a notice of infringement, fans.lu makes reasonable attempts to contact both parties involved -- to confirm receipt from the party submitting the withdrawal and to inform the member affected by the withdrawal. Please note that infringement matters are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and withdrawals do not guarantee changes to a member's shop status.

Policy

fans.lu adopted this intellectual property policy in accordance with industry best practices, general U.S. intellectual property laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

fans.lu strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When fans.lu removes or disables access in response to a notice, fans.lu makes a reasonable attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about counter notification. fans.lu may also provide a copy of the notice to the allegedly infringing party.

Counter Notification

If fans.lu receives a DMCA counter notification, the removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after receipt of the counter notice, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs fans.lu of this action. fans.lu sends a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party.

Repeat Infringement

fans.lu terminates account privileges of members that are subject to repeat notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at fans.lu’s discretion.

Last updated on May 30, 2017