Intellectual Property is any property that can be protected under federal law, including copyrightable works, ideas, discoveries, and inventions. It is any innovation, commercial or artistic, or any unique name, symbol, logo or design used commercially.
Intellectual property is protected by
- patents on inventions;
- trademarks on branding devices; (Report trademark violations)
- copyrights on music, videos, patterns and other forms of expression; (Report copyright violations)
- trade secrets for methods or formulas having economic value and used commercially.
Violating the rights of the Intellectual Property owner can lead to suspension of access to the Content from MediaFire, a strike or result in account suspension. These acts can be criminal. And, Intellectual Property owners can take civil action against you and possibly be awarded monetary damages. For more information, read: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/reporting.html#C5
Verifying the validity of a patent or trade secret would be impractical and MediaFire is not a dispute resolution service, therefore we find it necessary to require a subpoena, court order or other valid legal process to establish and defend your intellectual property rights, and upon receipt of same, and as required by law, MediaFire will immediately suspend access to the Content.