Most of the images/video found on The Berkeley Observer are obtained in several ways:
- We shot the image/video ourselves
- We paid for a stock image
- We used a creative commons photo (Ex: Wikimedia)
- The image/video was provided to us
There are times, however, when we may use third party material believed posted within our rights under the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code.)
This includes use of the following:
- Embedded YouTube videos (Ability to use: explained here)
- Embedded Tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook posts, etc.
- Profile photos of select individuals solely for news reporting purposes
Under the “Fair Use” doctrine:
“Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.”
Claims of Infringement
If you believe that any content appearing on The Berkeley Observer infringes on your copyright, please let us know. E-mail us at [email protected] and provide the following information to us below. The infringing material will be removed as soon as possible.
(a) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(c) the exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
(d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
(e) your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
(f) a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Use Of The Berkeley Observer’s Material
If you would like to use any of our own stories, photos and videos–we simply ask that you courtesy us and link back to the original material. Also, please e-mail us to let us know you’d like to to use the material at: [email protected] In most cases, we will be okay with content sharing UNLESS we deem the reason to be inappropriate.