What cannot be uploaded to minypic.com servers:
Copyrighted images if you don't own the copyright and are not licensed to do
Violence, "hate speech" (i.e. demeaning race, gender, age, religious or
sexual orientation, etc.), or advocacy against any individual, group, or
Images that are threatening, harassing, defamatory, or that encourage
violence or crime.
Any images that might be illegal in the USA or EU, such as child sexual
abuse, or public exposure ("doxxing").
Adult imagery is not allowed.
If you are not sure whether the image you want to upload is allowed then do
not upload that image. Uploaded images are checked by staff and images that
violate terms will be removed without prior warning. This may also get you
banned from our website.
Automatic/programmatic uploads are not allowed. If you need image storage
for your app, please use Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage. Violators may be
hunted down and banned.
Please keep the images embedded into third-party websites wrapped in links
back to the corresponding HTML pages at our site when possible. The outgoing
link should lead the user directly to our web page without any interstitial
pages or interruptions. This allows your users to get access to the
full-resolution images, and also helps us pay our bills.
By uploading a file or other content or by making a comment, you represent
and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone
else's rights; and (2) you created the file or other content you are
uploading, or otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to
upload the material consistent with these terms. With regard to any file or
content you upload to the public portions of our site, you grant minypic a
non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with
sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any
present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads
of, and/or distribute any such file or content, including embedded
(hotlinked) into third-party websites otherwise not affiliated with minypic.
To the extent that you delete any such file or content from the public
portions of our site, the license you grant to minypic pursuant to the
preceding sentence will automatically terminate, but will not be revoked
with respect to any file or content minypic has already copied and
sublicensed or designated for sublicense.
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You may use UGC for personal, non-commercial purposes
You may use UGC for anything that qualifies as fair use under copyright law,
for example journalism (news, comment, criticism, etc.), but please include
an attribute ("minypic" or "courtesy of minypic") next to where it is
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UGC items in question have been legally uploaded by you (i.e. you are the
copyright holder), or if you have otherwise obtained a license from the
copyright owner. Posting photos of goods you sell is okay; ripping off a
competitor's catalogue is not.
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NON-INFRINGEMENT, and you will indemnify and hold minypic harmless from any
copyright infringement claims arising out of your use of the UGC.
You may not copy or use any portions of our site that are not UGC except
within the limits of fair use.
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Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been
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at least have filed with the Copyright Office
(http://www.copyright.gov/eco/) an application to register a copyright for
the work. DMCA notifications based on unregistered works are not valid.
Identification of the material on our servers that is claimed to be
infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL or other information
to enable us to locate the material.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in
the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by
your agent, or by law.
A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under
penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf
of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being
Your physical or electronic signature, or of someone authorized to act on
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Because all DMCA notifications must be based on a work for which the
copyright is registered with the Copyright Office (or for which registration
has been applied for), and because a high percentage of DMCA takedown
notices are not valid, it will speed our investigation of your DMCA notice
if you attach to it a copy of your copyright registration, or registration
application, for the work. DMCA notices should be sent using the appropriate
method in the Contacts section of our site or to [email protected]
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