We strongly believe in the value of intellectual property and importance of protecting it. One of the ways that we help intellectual property owners is to comply in all respects with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), including the notice and takedown procedure. As stated in our Terms of Service we enforce our policy barring the upload of infringing content onto the Ning Platform. We respect the rights of copyright owners and you must do the same, which includes only uploading content that you have permission to and removing any possibly infringing content uploaded by your members. Please see our FAQs about copyrights for some basics about copyrights.
As a Network Creator, you may be interested in learning more about the DMCA as well. If so, you may consider the following:
For informational purposes only, please see our Sample Copyright Policy.
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR COMPLYING WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, INCLUDING COPYRIGHT AND PRIVACY LAWS, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR APPLICATION, AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO OBTAIN INDEPENDENT LEGAL COUNSEL.
For your benefit and in the interest of protecting the intellectual property rights of others, we strongly encourage Network Creators to familiarize themselves with trademark law before creating a social network and uploading content. Please see the following trademark law resources for informational purposes:
No one likes spam, and there are many features you can take advantage of to prevent spam from appearing on your social network:
Email verification and the sign-up quiz are off by default, but we encourage you to take advantage of them as they’re effective and once set up, don’t require any time from you or your Admins.
Our Terms of Service specifically prohibit certain types of content, such as nudity, spam and anything that infringes on someone else’s rights, and you may have your own guidelines beyond that. There are many tools available in your social network and many things you can do that allow you to ensure that all of the content your members upload fit within our terms, your social network’s topic and your safety goals.