BitChute complies with copyright law and requires you to do the same. It is BitChute's policy to suspend and/or terminate accounts that repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. If your account is terminated in accordance with this provision then, you shall not register or attempt to register a new user account.
BitChute has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy or any other law.
If you believe that a copyright you own has been infringed upon, then the following Copyright Notices process should be followed.
If you are a rights owner (or acting on behalf of a rights owner) and believe that any content infringes your copyright, you must provide us with a written notice which states the following:
- That you are the rights owner or are authorised to act on the rights owner's behalf.
- That you have identified content on the platform which infringes your copyright (or infringes the copyright of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act, if applicable) and you believe in good faith that use of the content in the manner complained of is not authorised by you, the rights owner's agent or by law.
- A description of the copyright work that you claim has been infringed which should include, the type of work (such as a photograph or a sound recording) and any relevant further details (such as the title and date of publication, as applicable).
- A description of the way in which the copyright material has been infringed.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the content in question on the platform (including a URL specifying the date the platform was accessed and/or a screen shot).
- Information that will enable us to contact you, such as your name, a postal address, telephone number, and an email address (these contact details will also be provided to the alleged infringer so that they may contact you directly, in order to attempt to resolve the complaint amicably).
- Your electronic or physical signature (which may be a scanned copy).
- That the information in the notice is true and accurate.
Completed notices should be sent via email to email@example.com with a subject line beginning with 'Copyright Notice'.
This ‘notice and take down’ procedure is regulated by statute. There may be negative consequences if you falsely allege content is infringing copyright or send a copyright infringement notice to us in bad faith. We suggest that you take legal advice before sending a copyright infringement notice, if you are unsure about your rights in the content, or whether there has been an infringement of your rights.
Copyright Counter Notices
If you believe that we have removed content in error, you may send us a written copyright counter notice which states the following:
- Details of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to know where the material in question had been located on the platform (including a URL and/or screen shot).
- A statement that you believe in good faith that the material that you have identified has been removed by mistake and your reasons for believing this.
- Information that will enable us to contact you, such as your name, a postal address, telephone number and, if available, an email address.
- A statement that you agree to be contacted by the person (or an authorised representative of such person) who gave us the notice in the first place.
Completed copyright counter notices should then be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line beginning with 'Copyright Counter Notice'.