Copyright Policy

Notification of Copyright Infringement

IBM respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at, IBM will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the IBM service that are reported to IBM's Designated Copyright Agent identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are 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 the IBM service or website (the "Site") by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to IBM's Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of Notice as described below, IBM will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from the Site and/or termination of the IBM user's account in appropriate circumstances.

Counter Notices

One who has posted material that allegedly infringes a copyright may send IBM a counter notice pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA. When IBM receives a counter notice, we may in our discretion reinstate the material in question in not less than 10 nor more than 14 days after we receive the counter notice unless we first receive notice from the copyright claimant that they have filed a legal action to restrain the allegedly infringing activity. To provide a counter notice to us, please return the following form to IBM's Designated Copyright Agent. Please note that if you provide a counter notice, in accordance with the IBM Privacy Policy and the terms of the DMCA, the counter notice will be given to the complaining party.


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

  2. 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. I hereby state that I 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 IBM may be found, and I will accept service of process from the complaining party who notified IBM of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.

  5. Your physical or electronic signature (full legal name):____________________________

The Counter Notice should be delivered to IBM's Designated Copyright Agent:

Copyright Agent
IBM Video Streaming,
505 Howard St,
San Francisco,
CA 94105

Notification of Trademark Infringement

If you believe that some other IP right of yours is being infringed by a user, please provide IBM's Designated Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

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

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

  • Identification of the IP alleged to have been infringed, including (i) a complete description or explanation of the nature of the IP, (ii) evidence that you own the IP in the relevant jurisdiction, including copies of relevant patents, registrations, certifications or other documentary evidence of your ownership, and (iii) a showing sufficient for IBM to determine without unreasonable effort that the IP has been infringed;

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit IBM to identify the use being challenged;

  • A statement that you have not authorized the challenged use, and that you have a good-faith belief that the challenged use is not authorized by law; and

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

Upon receipt of notice as described above, IBM will seek to confirm the existence of the IP on the Site, notify the registered user who posted the content including the IP, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including temporary or permanent removal of the IP from the Site. A registered user may respond to notice of takedown by showing either (a) that the claimant does not own the IP or (b) that the IP is not infringed. If the registered user succeeds in showing either (a), (b) or (c) then IBM may exercise its discretion not to remove the IP. If IBM decides to comply with a takedown request, it will do so within a reasonably expeditious period of time.

IBM Has No Obligation to Adjudicate IP Claims - User's Agreement to Hold Us Harmless From Claims

Claimants and users must understand that IBM is not an intellectual property tribunal. While we may in our discretion use the information provided in order to decide how to respond to infringement claims, we are not responsible for determining the merits of such claims. If a user responds to a claim of infringement by providing assurances that its content is not infringing, the user agrees that if we thereafter restore or maintain the content, the user will defend and hold IBM harmless from any resulting claims of infringement brought against IBM.