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Repercussions of Distributing Illicitly Acquired and Copyrighted Files?

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Repercussions of Distributing Illicitly Acquired and Copyrighted Files?

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, but I have previously uploaded most likely copyrighted/etc. content that was possibly downloaded illicitly (modified and unmodified versions of audio recordings) to Dropbox and shared the link to said files with others. I know that this is not something that I'm supposed to do and I'm attempting to not do this in the future.

I'm wanting to know that if due to these previous actions, my Dropbox permissions/etc. on this and my other accounts are at risk and if there's anything that I can do to remedy this alongisde removing said content?

Does Dropbox have an official opinion on this or is this just something that they don't condone, but don't technically take action upon as they are most likely not the copyright/license holders of said audio content?

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Re: Repercussions of Distributing Illicitly Acquired and Copyrighted Files?

Dropboxer

Hi @jsdfjda, thanks for posting on the Community.

 

As per the terms of service, Dropbox will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged content from the site if a DMCA request has been made.

 

Dropbox reserves the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and terminate accounts of repeat infringers. 

 

I hope this helps to clarify matters.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Re: Repercussions of Distributing Illicitly Acquired and Copyrighted Files?

Explorer | Level 3

Hi @Jay 

Thank you for the detailed response, this makes sense. Just for confirmation and if you can say, should I be okay if I haven't heard anything from Dropbox until this point and if I'm pretty sure I've removed the violating content?

Thank you.

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Re: Repercussions of Distributing Illicitly Acquired and Copyrighted Files?

Dropboxer

I wouldn't be able to guarantee anything, unfortunately. Given the sensitivity of copyright infringement, this information is not publicly available, so we wouldn't be able to advise you if there will be no further issues in the future.

 

I'm sorry I can't be more helpful on this matter.


Jay
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