At Tip the Teacher, we respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that our users do the same. We’ve established the following intellectual property infringement policy in accordance with the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and other applicable laws. If we receive a valid infringement Notice from a copyright or trademark owner that meets all of the requirements listed below, we comply with the law and remove the content from our site.
As a service provider hosting content produced by our community, Tip the Teacher isn’t in a position to make legal judgment calls or resource comparisons, so we often have to rely on formal Notices to take action. If we find that a member of our site has violated this policy repeatedly or egregiously, we’ll close that user’s store, and we may take further action.
This policy provides instructions on how to submit a formal Notice. If you have any other questions or concerns about our service or policies, please contact email@example.com and a member of our support team will get to back to you.
Tip the Teacher cannot offer you legal advice or guidance. So if you have questions about your resources, copyright or trademark law, fair use exceptions, or the like, we encourage you to discuss them with an attorney.
Intellectual Property is an umbrella term that encompasses trademark, copyrights, and patents. This policy covers copyrights and trademark.
Copyright refers to the rights of a creator or author of a unique piece of work to protect against copying, display, reproduction, creation of derivative pieces, and so on.
Trademark refers to a word, phrase, logo, or design used to identify a particular brand as distinct from other brands or products. For example, Kleenex is a trademarked name used to identify a certain brand of facial tissue.
If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement in material found on our website, please submit a notice to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To comply with the requirements of the law, your notice needs to include all of the following information:
Making sure you include all of the required pieces of information will help us more quickly address your request. In addition to the above items, it may be helpful to include any additional information to allow us to verify the status of the work you claim has been infringed (for example, a copy of the trademark or copyright registration for the work).
Trademark Notice: If your Notice of Trademark Infringement contains all of the required information, we’ll consider your request and take what action we believe in good faith to be appropriate. To make it easier for us to process your request and ensure that all of the infringing content is removed, make sure your notice is as specific as possible about where your mark appears on our site. For example, by identifying each place it appears in a resource, or in the name of a store or title of a resource.
Copyright Notices: We’ll review your Notice of Copyright Infringement to make sure it contains all of the required information. The more specific your explanation is about which parts of a resource you believe are infringing, the easier it will be for us to process your request and ensure that the infringing content is removed. When we do take action on a notice, we reach out to the member who posted the content, forward them your notice, and remove the material from our site.
The user who posted the content has a legal right to submit a Counter-Notice (described in more detail below) if they believe that the content was misidentified as infringing or was removed by mistake. If we receive a complete Counter-Notice, we’ll forward it to you. Then, it’s up to you to take further legal action to protect the work. The law gives you 10 days to let us know you’ve done so. Otherwise, we have to allow the individual to repost the content.
If you’ve received a Notice of Copyright Infringement from us about one or more of your resources and you wish to dispute the claim that your work is violating the copyright of the notifier, you can submit a Counter-Notice to email@example.com. Your Counter-Notice must contain all of the following information:
If your notice includes all of the above information, we’ll forward it to the folks who sent the original notice. Then they’ll have 10 days to let us know if they’ve initiated further action to legally protect their work. If so, we have to respect that and your material will remain blocked from the site. If we don’t receive anything from them, we’ll put your resource back up at the end of that 10 day period.
You can submit a Notice or Counter-Notice to our Designated Agent by email or mail using the following contact information:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This contact information should be used only to submit formal Notices or Counter-Notices. If you have any other questions or concerns relating to our service or policies, please contact us at email@example.com and a member of our support team will get to back to you very soon.
Keep in mind that Tip the Teacher isn’t able to offer you legal advice or guidance, so if you have questions about copyright or trademark law, fair use exceptions, or the like, we encourage you to discuss them with an attorney.