Copyright Policy

Copyright Disclaimer

EATGE.com accepts unsolicited designs from independent artists who are informed of and have agreed to EATGE.com’s policies concerning the IP rights of others. All designs selected by EATGE.com are new, original, and/or transformative works that may parody, satirize, or provide social commentary on the IP rights of others. EATGE.com and the selected designs make only “fair use” of the IP rights of others. EATGE.com respects all such IP rights of others, and EATGE.com is not affiliated with the owners of the IP rights to which the selected designs may refer.

1. Copyrights

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When a person creates an original work that is fixed in a physical medium, that person automatically owns copyright to the work. Copyright ownership gives the owner the exclusive right to use the work in certain, specific ways. Many types of works are eligible for copyright protection, including audiovisual words, sound recordings and musical compositions, written works, visual works, video games and computer software, and dramatic works.

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In some circumstances, it is possible to use a copyrighted work without infringing the owner’s copyright. For example, in the United States, copyrights are limited by the doctrine of “fair use,” which permits certain uses of copyrighted material, such as parody, satire, and social commentary.

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EATGE.com accepts unsolicited designs from independent artists who are informed and have agreed to EATGE.com’s policies concerning the intellectual property rights of others. All designs selected by EATGE.com are new, original, and/or transformative works that may parody, satirize, or provide social commentary on other copyrighted works. EATGE.com and the selected designs make only fair use of the copyrighted works of others. EATGE.com respects the copyrights of others, and EATGE.com is not affiliated with the owners of the copyrights to which the selected designs may refer.

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It is EATGE.com’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement and other applicable laws. EATGE.com’s response may include removing or disabling access to a design claimed to be infringing. If EATGE.com removes or disables access in response to such a notice, EATGE.com will make a good-faith attempt to contact the independent artist who submitted the design to EATGE.com so that the artist may make a counter-notification pursuant.

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Please refer to the following detailed instructions which must be followed to protect your rights.

2. Instructions for Copyright Owners

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EATGE.com will only respond to notifications that contain the following:

A. A description of the design that is claimed to be infringing and its URL on the EATGE.com website.

B. Your contact information.

C. Any Intellectual Property statement(IP certificate, Patent certificate, Trademark certificate, etc.) to support your complaint.

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The complaining party or authorized agent thereof should file the notification by email at legal@EATGE.com.

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Upon receipt of a complete notification, EATGE.com will remove or disable access to the design that is claimed to be infringing from the EATGE.com website. The independent artist who submitted the design will be forwarded a copy of the notification and will be alerted that access to the design has been removed or disabled.

3. Instructions for Independent Artists

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Any complaining party or authorized agent thereof following the procedures in Section 2 above can require EATGE.com to remove or disable access to copyrighted content. When EATGE.com receives a proper notification from a complaining party or authorized agent thereof, EATGE.com will immediately comply. This is a legal requirement; you will not receive advance warning and you will not be given an opportunity to “fix it” first.

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If you are found to repeatedly submit infringing designs, your account will be suspended. Serious offenders will have their account deactivated and will be permanently banned from submitting designs. EATGE.com considers “three strikes” as an indication of being a serious offender. In addition, if you are found deliberately misrepresenting the copyrighted work of another as your own, your account will be immediately deactivated and you will be permanently banned from submitting designs.

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EATGE.com will only respond to counter-notifications that contain the following:

1. A description of the design that is claimed to be infringing and its URL at the EATGE.com website before access to the design was removed or disabled.

2. A statement why the claim of copyright infringement should be rejected.

3. Your contact information.

4. Any Intellectual Property statement(IP certificate, Patent certificate, Trademark certificate, etc.) to support your counter-complaint.

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The responding party or the authorized agent thereof should file the notification by email at legal@EATGE.com.

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If EATGE.com receives your counter-notification, but your design does not comply with the EATGE.com Artist’s Agreement and/or the EATGE.com Terms of Use, EATGE.com may inform you that EATGE.com is not be able to reinstate your work. EATGE.com may also request further information from you in order to determine whether the work can be reinstated.

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In many circumstances, EATGE.com will forward your counter-notification to the complaining party or authorized agent thereof. At that time the complaining party may take legal action against you. If after 14 days the complaining party has not taken legal action against you, you may contact EATGE.com to request that EATGE.com reinstate your work. If your work otherwise complies with EATGE.com Artist’s Agreement, EATGE.com may reinstate your work at that time.