VocaTales recognizes the substantial time, care, and effort invested in all creative content. We are committed to defending creators’ Intellectual Property rights, and as per our Terms of Service and Content Guidelines, unauthorized posting of copyrighted content is prohibited in all circumstances. VocaTales will adhere to all provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and promptly remove any content in violation.
We address legitimate copyright infringement notices by removing the alleged infringing content and/or disabling access. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of repeat violators or users actively infringing others' intellectual property rights. The violators themselves, not only their accounts, may be subject to a permanent ban from the use of our services, such that the ban cannot be circumvented by creating a new account.
Because copyright protects specific representations of ideas as opposed to the ideas themselves, elements such as titles, character names, and narrative/thematic similarity are not subject to copyright infringement. If in doubt about whether your copyright has been infringed, we recommend seeking professional/legal advice before submitting a claim.
VocaTales is currently developing a convenient system for users to label their content with appropriate copyright designations and report apparent infringements. In the meantime, if you believe a copyright you own has been infringed on the site, contact firstname.lastname@example.org