Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

    Copyright Policy

    Bigfile (www.bigfile.to) takes instances of copyright violation very seriously and is fully committed to protecting the rights of copyright owners. As outlined in the Terms of Service as well as local and international law, Bigfile users are to respect the authors rights and under no circumstances may copy, adapt, distribute, or publicly display claim original authorship without the proper authorization of the respective rights holders.

    Bigfile has a Zero Tolerance Policy with copyright infringement and upon acquiring knowledge of of a copyright violation, Bigfile will take immediate action to stop and prevent further copyright infringement.
    Please be reminded that any account involved in copyright violations will be terminated and no refund will be issued for the remaining term of the membership (where applicable).

    To Owners of Copyrighted Works

    If you are the copyright owner of any content that appears on the Bigfile website and you have not authorized the use of this content by another individual. You must notify Bigfile in writing for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take sufficient action.

    To file a DMCA written notice you will need to include the following information:

    1. Identify yourself as the copyright owner or otherwise authorized person acting on behalf of the rights owner, this can be provided via a physical or electronic signature. Please include proof (copy of an agreement, power of attorney or authorization letter) for verification purposes.
    2. Specific identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
      If you are filing for copyright infringement of multiple works with a single notification, you must submit a representative list which specifically identifies each of the works that you claim are being infringed.
    3. Detailed and precise information on the location and description of the allegedly infringing material. You should include the specific URL or URLs of the web pages where the files are located.
    4. Valid contact information for the person filing the notice such as name, address, telephone number and electronic mail address.
    5. A statement declaring that the claiming party has sufficient evidence and belief that the use of the material(s) is not authorized by the copyright owner or is otherwise illegal.
    6. A statement declaring that the information supplied in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that the complaining party is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. If you are the copyright holder, you should submit a written notice describing the particulars of your copyright infringement claim to Bigfile's Digital Millennium Copyright Act designated support agents via electronic mail to:
    7. Or via traditional mail to:
      Designated DMCA Agent:
      ILLIAM JACKSON
      dmca-agent[@]bigfile.to
      BIG HARD DRIVE LIMITED
      Flat 2108 21/F C C WU Building
      308 Hennesy Road
      Wan Chai Hong Kong
      + 852 9350 2857

      Alternatively, this statement can also be submitted via our our copyright infringement claim form in the “Report Abuse” menu.

      Note: Any person who knowingly misrepresents information regarding copyright infringement may themselves be subjected to liability, including compensatory damages for all parties harmed by the misrepresentation.

      Please allow one business day for us to respond to your notice and take the necessary actions. To ensure proper consideration of your notice, please make sure that you provide all the information outlined in the notification requirements above.

    Counter-notification

    Bigfile respects the legitimate interests of copyright owners as well as its users. Users are offered an opportunity to respond to errant claims of copyright infringement and to obtain timely restoration of the allegedly infringing material if there is insufficient evidence of illegitimate use.

    Users may respond to a illegitimate copyright infringement claim by submitting a counter-notification. Please note that a counter-notification must contain the following information:

    1. A statement declaring that access to the user’s account or file was disabled due to the improper filing of a copyright notice.
    2. Sufficient identifying information that demonstrates that the file has been removed such as the basic account information and the URL where the material could be located prior to it's removal.
    3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification.
    4. Identifying information containing the affected users account information, real name and contact information, including address and telephone number.
    5. A statement by the user declaring consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the user’s address is located. If the user's provided address is outside of the United States this statement also will give consent for the respective judicial district in which the service provider may be found. This statement will also give consent that the affected user will accept service of process from the party that provided the take-down notification.
    6. The user’s electronic or physical signature.
    7. The counter-notification should be submitted to Bigfile's DMCA designated support agents at the aforementioned addresses provided in the section above. Bigfile will aim to respond to a valid counter-notification within 10 - 14 business days.

    Repeat Infringer Termination Policy

    Pursuant to the Terms of Use, users may not store, change, distribute, perform or display works of without original authorship or consent. Users maintain sole responsibility for assuring that they have proper authorization to use copyrighted content. Upon receipt of a valid notice that a user’s account contains infringing material, Bigfile will immediately disable all access to the material in question, including access to that of the user. In addition, we will also deactivate the sharing function for the account in question until we notify the user via email of the actions taken by Bigfile in response to the take-down notice. Bigfile will inform the user that one instance of violation has been put on record for their account under the “Three-Strike” rule of the Repeat Infringer Termination Policy.

    The user will be able to reactivate the file-sharing function only after he / she certifies through an electronic signature option on the Bigfile website, that all copyright infringing material has been removed from the account.
    Please note that repeated instances of copyright infringement will result in the permanent suspension and ban of the account as indicated in the above 'Three-Strike” rule of the Repeat Infringer Termination Policy.