As of 2017, FMD is a decentralized and non-profit data project under the supervision of a volunteering editors team.
Our volunteers make every effort to comply with DMCA requests at all times. The content shown on FMD has in every case been submitted by the entity itself, related or involved professionals and/or under the premise of the fair use law.
Unfunded, aggressive requests and those from copyright trolls go unanswered.
The following Copyright Agreement ("Agreement") governs the use of the Fashion Model Directory online service (following named "Fashion Model Directory") available on www.fashionmodeldirectory.com and related domains as provided by Fashion Model Directory ("Service Provider").
Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time at http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/info/dmca/.
Your use of and/or registration on any aspect of the Service will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use and leave the Service. These rules may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. Continued access of the Service by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the Service, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Service, without notice, in addition to Service Provider's other remedies
All material shown on the Fashion Model Directory website including, but not limited to images, databases, information, designs and video clips is protected by copyrights owned or controlled by the Fashion Model Directory or its Partners. UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING OF ANY OF THIS MATERIAL, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IS PROHIBITED. Any unauthorized use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state law.
This doesn't apply to 3rd party material (read §2.0).
Material provided by any 3rd party, including material obtained through links to other sites from the Fashion Model Directory, is likely to be the copyright material of the author. In such cases permission to copy or otherwise use such material should be sought from the author.
The Fashion Model Directory respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.
All 3rd party images on this site are for personal viewing purposes only and remain the copyright of their respective owners. The images may not be re-used for commercial purposes. They are used here under the “fair use” provisions of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act. Every effort has been made to credit the photographer, source or copyright holder.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Fashion Model Directory in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Fashion Model Directory contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.Copyright Section 512) to our Copyright Contacts set forth below.
To ensure a timely processing of your notice or counter-notice, please make sure you have complied with the steps set forth above. If we request additional information required to make your DMCA notice complete, please provide that information promptly. If you fail to comply with these requirements, we may not be able to process your notice or counter-notice.
There are potentially serious consequences to filing DMCA notices, particularly inaccurate ones. Obtain your own legal advice as necessary. Do not make false claims, as these could result in penalties for legal damages. Under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) of the DMCA anyone who knowingly makes materially false claims in a takedown notice shall be liable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by the alleged infringer, copyright owner, or service provider injured by such misrepresentation or reliance upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the contended infringing material.
Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive may be sent to the Lumen Database (formerly known as Chilling Effects project) for publication and annotation. The Lumen Database is a joint project among law schools in the United States that seeks to provide a database for and information on requests to remove information from the Internet. The Lumen Database will redact the submitter's personal contact information (i.e. phone number, e-mail and address).