This Copyright Policy was updated on 26 April 2021.
In this Copyright Guidance, “Gixon” means the Gixon app and website, and “User Content” means the biographic details, pictures, photos, comments, videos (including any promotional musical performance videos you upload to your profile if you are an artist), reviews, content, or other materials you upload or post via Gixon.
What is intellectual property?
Intellectual property is the legal phrase used to describe what you create (for example, an original song or an original brand would be intellectual property). Copyright, trade marks, designs, and patents are all examples of intellectual property.
What is copyright?
Copyright is a type of intellectual property right which is used to protect the end result or product of your ideas (not the ideas themselves, which may be protected by confidentiality). Copyright exists to reward the effort invested in creating original ‘works’ (like videos, music, articles, and designs).
Do I need a licence?
Copyright is handled differently under the laws of different territories, but if you use someone else’s content (like a logo, picture, or even a short clip of music or video), you probably need a ‘licence’ (a legal phrase that means a permission to do something that would otherwise not be legal or allowed). When using Gixon, you must not upload any User Content that you do not own or have a to licence to use. This includes content that may be visible or audible in the background of your User Content. “Copyright infringement” is the legal phrase used to describe the illegal use of copyright (for example, using a copyright-protected song without a licence).
My content has been taken down – why?
We may receive take-down requests from people or organisations that own or control intellectual property rights, which we must respond to quickly to comply with the law.
What is a take-down request?
Anyone who owns or controls copyright may submit a take-down request to Gixon in relation to content or materials they suspect infringes their copyright. As long as these take-down requests contain certain information, intellectual property law requires Gixon to act quickly to disable access to the content that the take-down request identifies as infringing.
Someone is using my copyright without a licence – what can I do?
If you suspect your copyright is being infringed on Gixon, please submit a take-down request by contacting copyright. Before submitting a take-down request, please check that the copyright work which you own or control is registered with the US copyright office and consider whether any fair use exceptions may apply. You may only submit a take-down request if you own or legally control the copyright you suspect is being infringed. If you submit a take-down request in relation to content or activity of another Gixon user that you know is not infringing copyright, you may have to pay compensation to that user. In your take-down request, you must include:
If your User Content is taken down, you may appeal Gixon’s decision to disable access to your User Content by contacting copyright. We will decide on a case-by-case basis whether the User Content may be made available on Gixon. Your appeal must include:
If you repeatedly infringe copyright, we may (where appropriate) suspend or stop your access to Gixon.