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San Francisco, CA 94111
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Notification of Copyright Infringement

Sphere respects the intellectual property rights of others and encourages its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), the text of which may be found at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Sphere will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to Sphere's Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

Notices of Alleged Infringement for Content Within Sphere Services

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through Sphere Services (as outlined in our Terms of Service) by completing the following notice ("Notice") and delivering it via email to support@theSphere.com and standard mail to the address provided below.

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")

1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed. If you believe multiple copyrighted works to have been infringed, you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works.

2. Identify the material you claim is infringing, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL or other identifying information within the Sphere Services where such material is presented.

3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
(i) "I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)." (ii) "I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."

5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

6. In addition to an email delivery, please deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Sphere's Designated Copyright Agent:

Copyright Agent
Spherical, Inc.
633 Battery Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
support@theSphere.com

Sphere does not permit copyright infringing activities through Sphere Services and will, if properly notified that content infringes, remove or disable access to such content. Sphere reserves the right to remove or disable access to content without prior notice. In appropriate circumstances, Sphere will also terminate users whom it determines to be repeat infringers.

Counter Notices

A poster of allegedly infringing material may make a counter notice pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA. When Sphere receives a counter notice, it may reinstate the material in question. To provide a counter notice to us, please return the following form to the Sphere Copyright Agent.

1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled on the Sphere Service and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled:

2. A statement as follows: "I hereby state under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."

3. Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, email address.

4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
“I hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address is located or, if my address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Sphere may be found, and I will accept service of process from the complaining party who notified Sphere of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.”

5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

6. In addition to an email delivery, please deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Sphere's Designated Copyright Agent:

Copyright Agent
Spherical, Inc.
633 Battery Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
support@theSphere.com

Subpoenas

Sphere may be required to disclose information to individuals asserting rights under the DMCA. You hereby authorize Sphere to release information about you if required by law or subpoena, without notice to you. You agree that you, and not Sphere, are responsible for any violations of any intellectual property rights in any content that you upload to the Sphere Services.

Notification of Trademark Infringement

If you believe that your trademark (the "Infringed Mark") is being used by a user in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, please provide Sphere's Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

1. Your physical or electronic signature, or a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on your behalf;

2. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Sphere to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, address, telephone number and, if available, an email address;

3. Identification of the Infringed Mark(s) claimed to have been infringed, including (i) for registered Infringed Marks, a copy of each relevant state or federal trademark registration certificate or (ii) for unregistered Infringed Marks, evidence sufficient to establish the time period and geographic area in which the Infringed Mark has been used by you;

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Sphere to identify the use being challenged;

5. A statement that you have not authorized the challenged use, and that you have a good-faith belief that the challenged use is not lawful; and

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Infringed Mark owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the Infringed Mark owner.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, Sphere will confirm the existence of the Infringed Mark within Sphere Services, notify the user who posted the Infringed Mark, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the Infringed Mark from Sphere Services. A user may respond to notice of takedown by showing either (a) that the Infringed Mark has been cancelled, or has expired or lapsed or (b) that the Registered User has a trademark registration, an unexpired license covering the use, or some other relevant right to the Infringed Mark. If the Registered User succeeds in showing either (a) or (b) then Sphere will not remove the Infringed Mark. If Sphere decides to comply with a takedown request, it will do so within a commercially reasonable time after receipt of the notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sphere will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to alleged trademark infringement within Sphere Services.

Rights of Publicity and Use of Name or Likeness

Sphere respects the rights of individuals to exploit their own name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness and prohibits its users from posting content that would otherwise misappropriate a third-party's right of publicity or persona. If you think that your right of publicity or persona is being misappropriated as a result of the content within Sphere Services, please provide Sphere's Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

1. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Sphere to identify the content containing your likeness;

2. Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your email address;

3. A statement that you, or in the case of a minor, your parent or legal guardian, (the "Authorizing Party") has not authorized the challenged use, and that the use is not otherwise authorized by law; and

4. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Authorizing Party or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the Authorizing Party.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, Sphere will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from Sphere Services, with notice to the user in question, unless, prior to such removal, the user in question sufficiently demonstrates that he or she has appropriate authorization or consent to use your likeness. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sphere will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to the behavior of the challenged party identified in such court order.