Our sincere apologies for the recent downtime.
I am partly responsible for not noticing a DMCA Notice against a user-uploaded content within the stipulated time-window (and thus not acting on it).
We are taking steps to ensure that multiple persons get marked on such critical emails to increase oversight on such issues.
Meanwhile all of us can do our bit too.
Uploading any copyrighted content (without due permission) is violation of someone’s IPR. Material meant for private circulation is meant to be private. NOT to be uploaded at public forums like VP.
Simple test (if you have received a forwarded email/WA report): Search for the report/pdf on Google yourself. If you can locate it easily, its uploadable. If not, please refrain
In future, please be super-vigilant
a) before uploading any content, please take a moment to double-check if it is freely available in public domain; otherwise please refrain from doing so, however valuable the content might be
b) please help bring to our notice (Moderators, Admins) by actively flagging whenever you notice any such violation
These two steps (if followed well) will help us keep up the reputation VP enjoys, and ensure uninterrupted service levels. Please refer VP Guidelines on IPR Violations. We always try to keep educating folks. Errors may happen inadvertently too.
We remain committed to DELETING offending content promptly, when brought to our notice.
Thanks again for bearing with us patiently.
PS: In case you do want to upload private content (you find the content relevant and value-additive to ongoing discussions, say) the right way is to ASK for permission from the Content Owner. In the past responsible VP Members have persisted with, written to the content owners, and got the permissions before uploading!. (Case on point @NauticalTwilight International Generics 2.0 thread for IQVIA content)
This notice is to inform you that material posted on one or more of your Droplet(s), was the subject of a notification of claimed copyright infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). A copy of that notice is included below.
Type of Abuse: dmca
Copyright Owner’s Full Name: Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Limited, and Citibank, N.A.
Reporter Full Name: Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Limited, and Citibank, N.A.
Address: Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., 151 West 42nd St., 17th Fl. | New York, NY 10036
Phone Number: 2128135900
Email Address: email@example.com
URL(s) of the infringing content: https://forum.valuepickr.com/uploads/short-url/ebCmDbLFhWd0FFHyl6h8Ti6Pyc7.pdf