Founce is largely a compilation of data, text and photos from upstream sources. As such, Founce is the copyright holder of the arrangement, but not of the underlying material. The following sections detail the upstream source copyright information and copyright assertions for content created by Founce. Additionally, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policy and procedures are provided for upstream copyright holders who believe that their work is being infringed.
Many thanks to the companies and individuals generating metadata, descriptions and photos and for making them available. We appreciate the considerable time and effort expended to create and maintain these data sources. Founce does not claim any ownership or copyright of content provided by upstream sources.
Founce receives ONIX book metadata directly from book publishers for use on the site. The book cover images, descriptions and author bios are all copyrighted and provided with permission by the publishers for use on Founce. If you are a representative of a publisher and would like to see your books and authors included on Founce, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Movie Database (TMDB) provides the following:
TMDB requires that users own or have sufficient rights to the content that they submit to TMDB, and by agreement, to downstream consumers like Founce. This product uses the TMDB API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDB.
Images for albums, singles and EPs are provided by The Cover Art Archive, which indicates that "All images are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners.". Use of the cover art on Founce is considered "fair use" under United States copyright law. The image is used for identification in the context of critical commentary and discovery of the work for which it serves as cover art. It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the artists body of work, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone.
Some of the metadata and images used by Founce are "copyleft" licensed. This mainly includes bios and images for people and bands. In those cases, any required attribution links or information will be provided with the copylefted content. Any images or bios that do not include attribution links can be assumed to be copyrighted by their respective sources. Note that facts (e.g. name, date of birth, etc.) are not copyrightable.
All original content created by Founce and shown on this site is licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0. This includes:
It doesn't include any of the metadata or images from upstream sources as detailed in above sections.
Founce will not dispense any legal advice, but we will make reasonable efforts to clarify the source and copyright status of Founce content if you contact us.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512)(“DMCA”), Founce may be required to remove content in response to an official DMCA request.
If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your work is being infringed, you may initiate a formal DMCA takedown process as set out here. Please note that filing a request with Founce will not address any infringement by upstream data sources. Please consider filing your request with the upstream source prior to initiating a request with Founce. If your takedown request at the upstream source is successful, there is no need to file an additional request with Founce. The images or text should automatically be removed as data is updated via the usual automated processes within a few weeks of the upstream changes. Please contact us if you need assistance in determining the correct upstream source of the infringing content.
To initiate a formal DMCA takedown request, please send an email to email@example.com or mail a letter to:
Copyright Agent ATTN: DMCA Notice
545 E. Lenoir St
Raleigh, NC 27601
The takedown notice must substantially comply with the provisions of 17. U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A). Submission of a takedown notice further requires that you consent to the jurisdiction of a United States court. Statutory requirements of a valid DMCA takedown notice include:
If Founce receives a valid and statutorily-compliant DMCA takedown notice, Founce will remove the content upon satisfactory review of the merits of the infringement claim.
Note: The Wikimedia Foundation DMCA Policy was the source for some of the text in this section. It was modified and adjusted to provide applicable information for Founce.