Copyright Policy


What a Fact respects the rights of copyright owners.

What a Fact (hereinafter, the “Application”) has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). The address of the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.

This Copyright Policy is part of What a Fact’s Terms of Use.

  1. Introduction

    What a Fact respects the rights of copyright owners, and will not willfully infringe upon same. All images on the application are either our own photographs, or are readily available online and are believed to be in the public domain, or are published under a Creative Commons license, and/or entitled to be posted by us under the fair use doctrine. Where it appears to us that Creative Commons or similar licenses require photo credits and/or links to originating websites, we will attempt to comply with them.

    If you are a copyright owner of a photo or other image that appears on the application, and you believe that its appearance on our website constitutes infringement of your copyright, please send us the notice of copyright infringement described below, and we will remove it as soon as possible. If you are a copyright owner, and you believe we have not provided adequate or accurate credit, please contact us stating precisely how you would like your copyrighted work to be credited, and we will be happy to comply.

  2. Reporting Copyright Infringement

    This is the procedure for reporting copyright infringement:

    • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
    • Identification of works or materials being infringed;
    • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Application is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
    • Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
  3. Our Response

    Once proper bona fide infringement notification is received by the Designated Agent, it is the Application’s policy:

    • to remove or disable access to the infringing material;
    • to notify the content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the material; and
    • that repeat offenders will have the infringing material removed from the system and that Application will terminate such content provider’s, member’s or user’s access to the service.
  4. Supplying a counter-notice

    This is the procedure to supply a counter-notice to the Designated Agent:

    If the content provider, member or user believes that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

    • A physical or electronic signature of the content provider, member or user;
    • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
    • A statement that the content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
    • Content provider’s, member’s or user’s name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located, or if the content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located outside Spain, for any judicial district in which Application is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

    If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Application may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Application’s discretion.

  5. Designated Agent Contact

    Please contact the Designated Agent to receive notification of claimed infringement for Application at hello@whatafact.com with subject line “Copyright infringement”.