copyright information

Effective 12/7/2013

Intellectual Property on ArtCorgi

All content on published ArtCorgi by ArtCorgi staff and affiliates is copyrighted unless otherwise indicated by the presence of a Creative Commons or Public Domain license.

While ArtCorgi artists and site visitors grant ArtCorgi a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to any content they post on their site, they maintain ownership of any intellectual property rights retained in that work. Should you wish to use content created by a ArtCorgi member, you will need to contact him or her directly.

Those who order commissions through ArtCorgi will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes. Artists retain copyright to the work they create, so they may use it in their portfolio and for other purposes.

If you would like to publicly display an altered version of your commission, gain exclusive rights to the work, or use it for commercial purposes, please contact us or reach out to your artist directly.

Submitting DMCA Complaints for Violations of Copyright

We address notices of copyright violation per the procedures set out by the United States’ Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Should you encounter a violation of your copyright on our site, please fill out our DMCA complaint form below or send your DMCA complaint directly to Simone Collins, ArtCorgi’s designated agent.

Be sure to address the following items in any written DMCA complaint you send to ArtCorgi:

  • The URL at which the infringing content can be found
  • The URL at which your original content can be found
  • Your name, address, and email
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material as described above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Your signature

ArtCorgi will close the accounts of any members who repeatedly violate others’ intellectual property rights.

Submitting DMCA Counter Notifications

Should you feel you have received a DMCA notification that is unjustified, we invite you to submit a counter-notification through our designated counter-notification form. You may also send counter notifications directly to Simone Collins.

Be sure to include the following information in your counter-notification:

  • A description of the work that has been taken down due to a DMCA complaint
  • The URL(s) of the work that has been taken down due to a DMCA complaint
  • Your address (street address and email are ideal)
  • The statement “I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
  • Any explanation as to why the content was removed by mistake (it will help us if you provide evidence of any special permissions you have to the content, such as a evidence that you purchased rights to publish it, or an explanation as to why your use of the copyrighted work qualifies as Fair Use)
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if the you reside outside the United States, for the Federal District Courts in San Francisco, California, and that you will accept service of process from the person who sent the original DMCA complaint (or the individual’s designated agent).
  • A physical or electronic signature

When we receive your counter notice, we will forward it to the individual who filed the original DMCA complaint. If he or she does not respond to us within 14 days notifying us of legal action that has been filed regarding the infringing material, we may restore it on the site.