Online Academy PK is a technology platform that enables anyone anywhere to create and share educational content. We host hundreds and thousands of courses on our online learning marketplace. Our marketplace model means we don’t review or edit the content for legal issues, and we aren’t in a position to determine the legality of the content. However, Online Academy PK respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects instructors on Online Academy PK to do the same. When instructors post content on Online Academy PK, they make the promise that they have the necessary authorization or rights to use that content.
Infringing activity is not tolerated on or through our platform.
This policy addresses what we do in the event of copyright takedown notices from content owners and trademark takedown notices from trademark owners with respect to the content on the Online Academy PK platform. The policy also addresses what we do when Online Academy PK instructors’ courses are copied on third-party platforms without their consent.
Copyright Takedown Notices
Online Academy PK’s policy is to remove content from our service when it is reported as infringing in a copyright takedown notice received from the owner of the original content. It’s also our policy to remove all content from any instructor who’s determined to be a repeat infringer (for whom Online Academy PK has received more than two valid copyright takedown notices). We reserve the right to terminate an instructor’s account at any time, including when they post content in violation of the copyrights of others.
How to File a Copyright Takedown Notice
If you’d like to report content on the Online Academy PK platform and if you are the owner or the designated agent of the owner of the rights to the content that you believe the content is infringing, the most efficient way is to use this Email: [email protected] (Mail-in English only).
Before you submit a copyright takedown notice, please remember these important things:
- We cannot process a copyright claim that is not submitted by the owner of the copyright or its designated agent. This is because we have no way of knowing whether the instructor who published the content you are reporting has received proper permission from the owner to use the content. We’ll ask you to provide an electronic signature to confirm that you’re the copyright owner or have authority to represent the copyright owner (including if the copyright owner is an organization).
- Knowingly submitting a false or misleading copyright takedown notice is illegal and you could be held liable and have to pay damages as a result. Online Academy PK reserves the right to seek damages from anyone who submits a notification of claimed infringement in violation of the law.
- Consider whether the use of your material in the content is “fair use.” Copyright law includes a “fair use” exception for certain uses of copyrighted content that are considered to be in the public interest. Before you submit a copyright claim, make sure that the use of the copied content does not qualify as fair use. Fair use covers things like criticism, commentary, news reporting, and research. In considering whether the content’s use of your material qualifies as fair use, you should look at:
- The purpose of the use (whether the content is paid or unpaid, whether the content critiques/parodies/transforms your material)
- The type of copyrighted work being used (whether your work is factual or creative)
- The portion being used (whether the content uses small, necessary excerpts of your material or substantial portions of it)
- The effect on the market for your material (whether potential buyers would purchase the content instead of your material)
- There are types of content that aren’t protected by copyright. Copyright law doesn’t cover short phrases (like business names, book titles, and slogans), intangible concepts (like processes, ideas, and recipes), or facts. Before you submit a copyright claim, make sure that the copied content is indeed protected by copyright.
- Your copyright claim has to be sufficiently substantiated for us to be able to address it. This means:
- You provide sufficient information for us to contact you, including your full legal name, an email address, physical address, and (optional) telephone number;
- If you’re filing a notice on behalf of an organization, you include the name of the organization and your relationship to the organization;
- You precisely identify the original copyrighted material or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered in your notification, you provide a sufficiently representative list of such original material (such as a URL where the material is located);
- You provide sufficient information for us to locate the reportedly infringing content on the Online Academy PK platform (the URL on our website and the exact name of the course and instructor); and
- You add a statement saying: “I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this complaint is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf and I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”.
If we receive a valid copyright takedown notice, we’ll send a copy of that notice to the instructor who posted the reported content along with a notification that: (1) the content was reported for copyright infringement and (2) we’re removing the content from the Online Academy PK platform. We’ll also attach a form that the instructor can fill in and send back to us to submit a counter-notification. If your content has been reported for copyright infringement and removed from the Online Academy PK platform, and if you believe we made a mistake or have permission from the owner of the reported content to use such content, you may send us a counter-notification.
Knowingly submitting a false or misleading counter-notification to a claim of infringement is illegal and you could be held liable and have to pay damages as a result. Online Academy PK reserves the right to seek damages from any party that submits a counter-notification of claimed infringement or counter-notification in violation of the law.
The best way to provide us with a counter-notification is to fill in the form we provided you and send it back to the Online Academy PK designated agent or the copyright team member who notified you. To be effective, a counter-notification must be in writing and include the following information:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Your name, address, and email address or telephone number;
- Identification of the content that was removed and the location (URL) at which it appeared before it was released (you can access this information from the copyright takedown notice filed against your content; we always attach a copy when we notify you);
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled
Time to Take-Down Content/ Course
Online Academy PK will take around 30 Days to remove the content completely from the website after the successful verification of the copyright claim, In these 30 Days, we will notify all the students enrolled in the course about the Possible Content Removal.