Copyright & Trademark

Models.com, inc. ("Models.com") respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is Models.com’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others, and to remove any infringing content from its web site when notified of such content as specified below.

Please keep in mind the vast majority of content on Models.com is submitted by its users, which include a lot of creative professionals, both on the client (brands, magazines, press/public relations agents, etc.) and production side (photographers, ad agencies, etc.), which are in most cases either the copyright owners or authorized to distribute this content. Models.com does not have an automated way to verify the copyright claims of each user submitted content.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, Models.com will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Models.com website (the "Site") that are reported to Models.com’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement and delivering it to Models.com’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, Models.com will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site.

DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")

  1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or - if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice - you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works, or the brand/client owning the material that you claim have been infringed.
  2. Identify (i) the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such material may be found, and (ii) the reference or link, to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Site where such reference or link may be found.
  3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
  4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
    "I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)."
    "I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
  5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Models.com’s Designated Copyright Agent:

Chief Executive Officer
Models.com Copyright Agent
Models.com, Inc.
161 West 23rd Street 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Telephone +1 646 638 3901
Facsimile +1 646 349 1700
Email: legal@models.com

NOTE: For faster handling of your notices, we strongly recommend that regardless of how you decide to file your complaint you ALSO send an email to legal@models.com and support@models.com