Backlit Comics takes copyright laws seriously, and we are committed to ensuring users of the Backlit Services do the same. This Copyright Policy (this “Policy”) is made to ensure the rights of copyright holders are protected in relation to the digital comic books published on our website.
All capitalized words not defined under this Policy have their meanings described under our Terms and Conditions.
Reporting copyright infringement
We do not permit any form of intellectual property rights infringement, especially copyright, moral, and privacy rights as they relate to the Backlit Services. We take action if an individual – whether any of our users or a third party – confirms that a content submitted on the website infringes on their rights. If you are a user or a third party and you believe that any of the comic books published on our website infringe on your copyright, please send a notice of infringement to Backlit Comics with the information described below (you or your designated agent may make this request):
Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the material you claim to have been infringed;
Identification of the comic book that infringes on your copyright and information about how we can locate it on the website (the URL link will suffice if applicable);
Your contact information, including your email address, phone number, and/or address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that you or the law does not authorize the use of the infringed content in the manner you complain of; and
A statement confirming that the information in your claim is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized by the owner of the infringed content to act on their behalf.
You can send your claim to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our designated agent will respond as soon as reasonably possible.
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and have implemented procedures for responding to copyright infringement claims in accordance with the DMCA. If we receive an infringement claim that complies with the DMCA, we will remove the infringing content from our website.
Making a counterclaim
If you have published a comic book and we remove it subject to a claim made by its owner, you may make a counterclaim if you believe that your comic book was removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification. Your counter claim must be in writing, and it must include the information below:
Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the comic book that has been removed and the location on the website it appeared before its removal;
A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the comic book was removed as a result of mistake or misidentification;
Your contact information, including your name, email address, phone number, and address;
A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which you are located (or if you are outside of the United States, that you consent to the jurisdiction of any judicial district in which the service provider may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original infringement claim; and
A copy of any infringement claim that you received and the reasons for your belief that the material was mistakenly identified or removed.
Upon receipt of a valid counterclaim, Backlit Comics will forward it to the individual who submitted the original infringement claim. The individual will then have 10 business days to notify us that they have filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the alleged infringer. If we do not receive such a notification, we will reinstate your comic book on the website.
Please note that filing a counterclaim may result in legal proceedings between you and the original claimant.
If you have any concerns, inquiries, or questions about this Policy, please contact us at email@example.com.