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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
2 months ago Updated
Flickr takes the rights of intellectual property owners seriously and complies, as a service provider, with all applicable provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please note, under DMCA section 512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that activity is infringing may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney’s fees. 
Flickr is unable to provide you with legal advice regarding copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property matters. If you are unsure if someone is infringing on your intellectual property rights, you may want to seek legal guidance. You may also want to contact the person who posted the content. Often times, issues can be resolved without needing to contact Flickr.
Filing a Copyright Infringement Form
Only the copyright owner or their authorized representative may file a report of copyright infringement. If you believe that work residing or accessible on or through Flickr’s services infringes a copyright, please use the Copyright Infringement Form (see below) to send the following information (your “Notice”):
Flickr responds to effective and complete notices of intellectual property violations that provide specific information for us to identify and locate the allegedly infringing material. In appropriate instances, we will remove such material. Upon review, we may decline to remove allegedly infringing material; for example, if we:
NOTE: When we respond to a report, we provide the rights owner's name and email address to the person who posted the content you are reporting. If you are able to provide a valid legal alternative, such as a company name or the name of a representative you have authorized to act on your behalf, we will review and apply it if appropriate. 
Use the Copyright Infringement Form:
  1. Choose Trust & Safety.
  2. Select I would like to file a copyright infringement / DMCA report.
Alternatively, you can also contact our designated agent via mail. Please note that reports sent via mail will take significantly longer (7–14 days) to process. 
Copyright Agent
c/o Flickr
390 Fremont St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Trademark Notices
If you believe infringement of a trademark has occurred, we recommend you submit your notice using the following form: Trademark Infringement Report Form:
  1. Choose Trust & Safety.
  2. Select I would like to file a trademark infringement report.
You may also submit a notice to the below agent:
Intellectual Property Agent
c/o Flickr
390 Fremont St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Filing a Counter Notification
If you believe you are the wrongful subject of a DMCA notification, you may file a counter-notification with Flickr. Visit Flickr’s Counter Notification page for more information on filing a counter notification.
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