Copyright protects original works of authorship legally (example: music, videos, write ups, articles, tunes, jingles, photos, images, voice, etc.). GroupIN do not allow any content that infringes copyright. Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission from the owner of the copyright product or service. When a user publishes a post that displays copyright work of others would constitute infringement of copyright. This may also include plagiarism content, duplicating the products, etc.
The use of copyrighted content of third-party without proper authorization or legally valid reason shall lead to violation of GroupIN’s policies. At the same time, not all unauthorized uses of copyrighted content constitute an infringement. Exceptions to copyright infringement, such as the fair use doctrine or other applicable laws, allow use of copyrighted work under certain circumstances.
Trademark laws prohibit trademark infringement, which is generally the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark, which includes close similarity with such Trademark, Service Mark, in connection with goods or services in a way that is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistake about the source, origin, sponsorship or affiliation of the associated goods and/or services.
At the same time, the use of another’s trademark for purposes of accurately referencing, lawfully commenting, criticizing, parodying, or reviewing the trademark owner’s products or services, or for purposes of comparing them to other products or services, where the mark is not used to designate the user’s own goods or services or those of a third party, is generally not considered a violation of our policies.
Copyright and Trademark Infringement Notification by The Third-Party
In case of copyright or trademark violation, contacting the user directly may resolve third-party's complaint more quickly and in a way that is more beneficial to third-party, the user, and our community. All complaints should contain the information requested in our online Copyright Infringement Report form or Trademark Infringement Report. Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to investigate third-party claims and may result in third-party's complaint being denied.
We may provide the user with third-party's contact information, including the email address and the name of the copyright owner, and/or details of the complaint.
Before submitting a notification, please be aware that intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report may lead to liability for damages as applicable in the law of respective countries.
Copyright and Trademark Infringement Counter-Notification by the User
If the user receives a copyright or trademark infringement notification and believe to be in error or believe that you are authorized to use the content, you can reach out to the copyright or trademark owner directly to request a retraction.
You may also provide us with a counter-notification via our Counter Notification Form. All counter-notification should contain the information requested in the Notification Form. Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to investigate your claims and may result in your counter-notification being denied.
If we do not receive notice that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material at issue, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed if the material does not infringe on third-party copyright. The decision to re-post any material is at GroupIN’s sole discretion.
As an GroupIN user, you are responsible for the content you post. If you have questions about copyright law or trademark law, such as questions about whether your content or your use of another person’s name or brand infringes or otherwise violates another person’s rights, you may want to contact an attorney. If you are unsure whether the material you plan to report to us is infringing, or otherwise, violating another person’s right, you may also want to first seek legal advice before reporting such content to us.
If third-party submits a report or infringement notification to us, we may contact third-party for additional questions about third-party's report or notification. Please note that GroupIN is not in a position to adjudicate disputes between third parties and may not be able to remove the content or suspend the account that claimant reports. As an alternative, third-party may want to contact the person who posted the content or owns the account to try to resolve claimant issue directly.
Changes to this Intellectual Property Policy
We will post any adjustments / updates to the Intellectual Property Policy on this page, and the revised version will be effective immediately when it is posted, and we shall update the date at the beginning of this page. We, therefore, suggest you to follow this page whenever you find the revised date to learn the changes of our Intellectual Property Policy.