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<strong>TikTok</strong>How TikTok is supporting our community through COVID-19Legal<ul> <li> <p>Terms of Service</p> </li> <li> <p>Privacy Policy</p> </li> <li> <p>TikTok Platform Cookies Policy</p> </li> <li> <p>Privacy Policy for Younger Users</p> </li> <li> <p>Open Source</p> </li> <li> <p>Virtual Items</p> </li> <li> <p>Intellectual Property Policy</p> </li> <li> <p>Law Enforcement Guidelines</p> </li> </ul> <strong>Intellectual Property Policy</strong> <p> <br> </p> <p> <em>Last updated: June 7, 2021</em> </p> <p> <br> </p> <p>TikTok respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we expect you to do the same. TikTok’s&nbsp;Terms of Service&nbsp;and&nbsp;Community Guidelines&nbsp;do not allow posting, sharing, or sending any content that violates or infringes someone else’s copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights.</p> <p> <br> </p> <strong>Copyright</strong> <p>Copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship (e.g., music, videos, etc.). Generally, copyright protects an original expression of an idea (e.g., the specific way a video or music is expressed or created) but does not protect underlying ideas or facts.</p> <p> <strong>Copyright Infringement</strong> </p> <p>We do not allow any content that infringes copyright. The use of copyrighted content of others without proper authorization or legally valid reason may lead to a violation of TikTok's policies.</p> <p>At the same time, not all unauthorized uses of copyrighted content constitute an infringement. In many countries, exceptions to copyright infringement allow the use of copyrighted works under certain circumstances without authorization. These include the fair use doctrine in the United States and permitted acts of fair dealing in the European Union (and other equivalent exceptions under applicable local laws in other countries).</p> <p> <strong>Removal of Content. Suspension or Termination of Account</strong> </p> <p>Any user content that infringes an other person’s copyright may be removed. The account may be suspended or terminated for multiple copyright violations in connection with the use of the TikTok site or app,&nbsp;or other violations of the&nbsp;Terms of Service&nbsp;and&nbsp;Community Guidelines.&nbsp;We reserve the right to refuse any account holder whose account was used for improper activities from opening a new account on TikTok’s site or app, or otherwise hosted by TikTok.</p> <strong>Information for Rightsholders:</strong> <p> <strong>Copyright Infringement Notification</strong> </p> <p>Contacting the user directly may resolve your complaint more quickly and in a way that is more beneficial to you, the user, and our community.&nbsp;You may also file a&nbsp;Copyright Infringement Report&nbsp;to request the removal of the alleged infringing content from TikTok.</p> <p>All complaints should contain the information requested in our online Copyright Infringement Report form. Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to investigate your claims and may result in your complaint being denied.</p> <p>We may provide the account holder with your contact information, including the email address and the name of the copyright owner, and/or details of the complaint.</p> <p>Before submitting a notification, please be aware that intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report may lead to liability for damages under section 512(f) of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or similar laws as may be applicable in other countries.</p> <p>If you submit a report or infringement notification to us, we may contact you if we have additional questions about your report or notification. Please note that TikTok is not in a position to adjudicate disputes between third parties, and may not be able to remove the content or suspend the account you reported. As an alternative, you may want to contact the person who posted the content or owns the account to try to resolve your issue directly.</p> <p> <strong>EU Copyright Directive</strong> </p> <p>Pursuant to Article 17 of the Copyright Directive (EU 2019/790), if you want to make an enquiry about granting an authorisation to TikTok to make your copyright-protected works available on TikTok, please use&nbsp;this form. We will review your request and be in touch.</p> <p>If you want to request that your music or audiovisual works are made unavailable in the EU, we need you to file&nbsp;this form. So that TikTok can consider your request, you will have to provide us with relevant and necessary information about you and your copyright works. Upon receiving this information and validating your request, TikTok will do its best to ensure that your copyright work is made unavailable on TikTok in the EU.</p> <p>Please note that in accordance with its legal obligations TikTok provides to users and rightholders a copyright infringement dispute resolution mechanism, however rightholders remain free to assert their rights in court.</p> <strong>Information for Users: Copyright Infringement Counter-Notification</strong> <p> <strong> <em>If you are a user located outside of the European Union</em> </strong> </p> <p>If you receive a copyright infringement notification that you believe to be in error or believe that you are authorised to use the content, you can reach out to the copyright owner directly to request a retraction.</p> <p>You may also provide us with a counter-notification via our&nbsp;Counter Notification Form.&nbsp;All counter-notification should contain the information requested in the Counter Notification Form. Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to investigate your claims and may result in your counter-notification being denied.</p> <p>The counter-notification process will take time to complete, please be patient. During this time, the copyright claimant may file an action seeking a court order to keep the content down pursuant to the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or similar laws in other countries. Please note that, where appropriate and authorised by law, we will forward the entire counter-notification to the original reporter, including any contact information you provide, in accordance with our Terms of Services and Privacy Policy. The claimant may use this information to file a lawsuit against you.</p> <p>If we do not receive notice that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material at issue, we may replace or cease disabling access to the material that was removed if the material does not infringe on third-party copyright. The decision to re-post any material is at TikTok’s sole discretion.</p> <p> <strong> <em>If you are a user located in the European Union</em> </strong> </p> <p>If you receive a copyright infringement notification and believe that you have the right to post the content in question, you can complete a Counter Notification Form.</p> <p>Under EU law, users are allowed to use copyright works without the authorization of the copyright holder for quotation, criticism, review and for the purpose of caricature, parody or pastiche provided that such use is fair. EU countries may also provide for additional exceptions. See below some further information about the exceptions and limitations to copyright available in the EU:</p> <ul> <li> <strong> <em>Quotation, criticism and review</em> </strong> </li> </ul> <p>Quotation is the use of an extract from a copyright-protected work for purposes such as illustrating an assertion, defending an opinion or engaging in debate. Quotations may also be used for the purposes of criticising a copyrighted work (e.g. critical commentary on a movie) or reviewing one (e.g. reviewing a book or an album).</p> <ul> <li> <strong> <em>Caricature, parody and pastiche</em> </strong> </li> </ul> <p>Caricatures aim at exaggerating or distorting reality, usually for humorous purposes. A parody will evoke an existing copyrighted work while being noticeably different from it and should constitute an expression of humor or mockery. A pastiche will usually incorporate distinctive elements from other works or styles into a new work.</p> <p>In order for any use of copyrighted work to come within an exception or limitation it must be fair, this means that it should, where applicable: (i) be no longer than necessary. (ii) be accompanied by sufficient acknowledgement of the source material and (iii) not unreasonably harm the legitimate interests of the rightholder.</p> <p>Videos that fall within an exception or limitation to copyright are still subject to our Community Guidelines. This means that such videos should not contain hate speech or involve hateful behavior or be used to abuse, mock, humiliate, embarrass, intimidate, or hurt any person.</p> <p>Please note that in accordance with its legal obligations TikTok provides to users and rightholders a copyright infringement dispute resolution mechanism, however users remain free to assert their rights in court.</p> <p> <br> </p> <strong>Trademark</strong> <p>A trademark is a word, symbol, slogan, design, or combination of any of the foregoing that identifies the source of a product or service and distinguishes it from other products or services.</p> <strong>Trademark Infringement</strong> <p>Trademark laws prohibit trademark infringement, which is generally the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark in connection with goods or services in a way that is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistake about the source, origin, sponsorship or affiliation of the associated goods and/or services.&nbsp;</p> <p>At the same time, the use of another’s trademark for purposes of accurately referencing, lawfully commenting, criticizing, parodying, or reviewing the trademark owner’s products or services, or for purposes of comparing them to other products or services, where the mark is not used to designate the user’s own goods or services or those of a third party, is generally not considered a violation of our policies. Likewise, it is generally permissible to make a fan page about a brand, even without the brand’s permission, provided that you do not claim to speak for or be associated with the brand or otherwise violate the brand’s intellectual property rights.&nbsp;</p> <strong>Removal of Content. Suspension or Termination of Account</strong> <p>Any content that violate another’s trademark rights may be taken down. Repeat violations of trademark rights in connection with the use of the TikTok site or app, or other violations of the&nbsp;Terms of Service&nbsp;and&nbsp;Community Guidelines&nbsp;may result in the suspension or termination of the user account. We reserve the right to refuse any account holder whose account was used for improper activities from opening a new account on TikTok’s site or app, or otherwise hosted by TikTok.&nbsp;</p> <strong>Trademark Complaint and Notification</strong> <p>Contacting the user directly may resolve your complaint more quickly and in a way that is more beneficial to you, the user, and our community. You may also file a&nbsp;Trademark Infringement Report.</p> <p>All complaints should contain the information requested in our online Trademark Infringement Report form. &nbsp;Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to deal with your claims and may result in your complaint being denied. We may provide the account holder with your contact information, including the email address and the name of the trademark owner, and/or details of the complaint, in accordance with our Terms of Services and Privacy Policy.</p> <p>Before submitting a notification, please be aware that intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report may lead to liability for damages under laws as may be applicable in some countries.</p> <strong>Trademark Infringement Counter-Notification</strong> <p>If you receive a trademark infringement notification that you believe to be in error or believe that you are authorized to use the content, you can reach out to the trademark owner directly to request a retraction.&nbsp;</p> <p>You may also provide us with a counter-notification via our online&nbsp;Counter Notification Form. All counter-notification should contain the information requested in our online Counter Notification Form. Failure to include necessary information may limit our ability to investigate your claims and may result in your counter-notification being denied.&nbsp;</p> <p> <br> </p> <strong>General Note</strong> <p>As a TikTok user, you are responsible for the content you post. If you have questions about copyright law or trademark law, such as questions about whether your content or your use of another person’s name or brand infringes or otherwise violates another person’s rights, you may want to contact an attorney. If you are unsure whether the material you plan to report to us is infringing or otherwise violating another person’s right, you may also want to first seek legal advice before reporting such content to us.</p> <strong>TikTok</strong>CompanyAbout TikTokNewsroomStoreContactCareersByteDanceCreator DirectoryProgramsTikTok for GoodTikTok for DevelopersAdvertise on TikTokTikTok JumpResourcesHelp CenterSafety CenterCreator PortalCommunity GuidelinesTransparencyAccessibilityLegalTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyTikTok Platform Cookies PolicyPrivacy Policy for Younger UsersIntellectual Property PolicyLaw Enforcement Guidelines<p>English</p>EnglishРусский日本語© 2021 TikTok




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