Intellectual Property Policy
This Intellectual Property Policy was last updated on December 1, 2017.
1. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Infringements.
BlockEducate respects the intellectual property of others and takes the protection of copyrights and all other intellectual property very seriously, and we ask our instructors, students and other users of our website and services (the “Site”) to do the same. Infringing activity will not be tolerated on or through the Site.
BlockEducate’s intellectual property policy is to (a) remove material that BlockEducate believes in good faith, upon notice from an intellectual property owner or their agent, is infringing the intellectual property of a third party by being made available through the Site, and (b) remove any Submitted Content posted to the Site by "repeat infringers." BlockEducate considers a "repeat infringer" to be any User that has uploaded Submitted Content to the Site and for whom BlockEducate has received more than two takedown notices compliant with the provisions of 17 U.S.C. 512(c) with respect to such Submitted Content. BlockEducate has discretion, however, to terminate the account of any User after receipt of a single notification of claimed infringement or upon BlockEducate’s own determination.
2. Procedure for Reporting Claimed Infringement.
If you believe that any content made available on or through the Site has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes an intellectual property right you own or control, then please promptly send a "Notification of Claimed Infringement" containing the following information to the Designated Agent identified below. Your communication must include substantially the following;
3. Designated Agent Contact Information.
BlockEducate’s Designated Agent for notices of claimed infringement can be contacted at:
4. Counter Notification.
If you receive a notification from BlockEducate that material made available by you on or through the Site has been the subject of a Notification of Claimed Infringement, then you will have the right to provide BlockEducate with what is called a "Counter Notification." To be effective, a Counter Notification must be in writing, provided to Company's Designated Agent through one of the methods identified above, and include substantially the following information:
A party submitting a Counter Notification should consult a lawyer or see 17 U.S.C. 512 to confirm the party's obligations to provide a valid counter notification under the Copyright Act.
5. False Notifications of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notifications.
The Copyright Act provides that:
[a]ny person who knowingly materially misrepresents under [Section 512 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 512)] (1) that material or activity is infringing, or (2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner's authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of [BlockEducate] relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.
17 U.S.C. 512(f).
BlockEducate reserves the right to seek damages from any party that submits a notification of claimed infringement or counter notification in violation of the law.
For the avoidance of doubt, only notices submitted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the procedures set forth in this section should be sent to the Designated Agent at copyright@BlockEducate.com. Any other comments, compliments, complaints or suggestions about BlockEducate, the operation of the Site or any other matter should be sent to support@BlockEducate.com.
Procedure for submitting a Trademark Infringement Notice
The fastest and easiest way to submit a claim of trademark infringement to us is to send a notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent identified below. Please note that a copy of your notice will be sent to the party who posted the content you are reporting. Your communication must include substantially the following:
Designated Agent Contact Information.
BlockEducate’s Designated Agent for trademark infringement notices can be contacted at: