Copyright and IP Policy

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Our Policy

FlyRice expects all artists to respect the intellectual property of other artists, companies or entities. Please consult with the proper legal advisors and make sure you are complying with all local and international laws before posting and selling work on the FlyRice platform as we are not authorized to give legal advice

Laws that you should be aware of surround copyright, trademark and personality rights:


Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator (e.g. the photographer of a photograph or the author of a book) to receive compensation for their intellectual effort. read more


a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.[2][3][4][5] The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity trademarks are also being displayed on company buildings. read more

Personality Rights (The Right of Publicity)

The right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity. It is generally considered a property right as opposed to a personal right, and as such, the validity of the right of publicity can survive the death of the individual (to varying degrees depending on the jurisdiction). read more

Fair Use

Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test. read more

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FlyRice Take Down Notice Policy

If we are notified by the legitimate copyright owner or personality who artists on our site are infringing on, we will submit the infringing content to be reviewed by our legal team. If it is indeed a violation, it will be removed. The artist will be notified of this after the removal of the content in violation. Any future violations by that artists can result in permanent account removal.

definitions above, including copyright, trademark, personality rights and fair use are referenced from Wikipedia

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