DMCA stands for the “Digital Millennium Copyright Act” and is part of United States copyright law.
In the course of publishing Trading product reviews, Topedgefx uses third-party logos and images. Under US copyright law this is permitted through Fair Use.
Fair Use permits publishers to use logos and images without permission of the copyright holder.
Here at TopedgeFX we take our commitment to operating within US copyright law seriously. Third-party images and logos are only used to represent specific companies or individuals we publish content about.
Before filing a DMCA take-down notice, copyright owners must consider whether Fair Use applies to the alleged copyright infringement.
Filing a DMCA requires a copyright owner to swear under penalty of perjury that the copyright owner is not filing a fraudulent take-down notice.
Failing to consider whether Fair Use applies to the alleged copyright infringement is an abuse of the DMCA take-down process.
Copyright holders filing fraudulent take-down notices are liable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer.
TopedgeFX’s policy with respect to filed take-down notices is to file a counter-notice against any and all take-down notices received.
We also publish any fraudulent DMCA take-down notices received, which include full details of the copyright owner, to our DMCA Wall of Shame.