DMCA Policy

When an individual creates an original work and preserves it in a tangible format, they automatically become the copyright holder of that work. Copyright ownership grants the holder exclusive rights to utilize the work in specific ways. Numerous types of creations qualify for copyright protection, including audiovisual materials, sound recordings, musical compositions, written works, visual art, video games, computer software, and dramatic works.

Under certain circumstances, it's feasible to employ a copyrighted work without violating the copyright owner's rights. In the United States, copyright limitations exist through the "fair use" doctrine, which permits particular uses of copyrighted content such as parody, satire, and social commentary.

TokyoPaddles accepts unsolicited designs from independent artists who are knowledgeable about and have consented to TokyoPaddles' policies concerning the intellectual property rights of others. All designs chosen by TokyoPaddles are novel, original, and/or transformative creations that may parody, satirize, or provide social commentary on other copyrighted works. TokyoPaddles and the selected designs only make fair use of the copyrighted materials of others. TokyoPaddles respects copyright holders and is not associated with the proprietors of the copyrights that the selected designs might reference.

TokyoPaddles follows a policy of addressing notices of alleged infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 512, and other applicable laws. TokyoPaddles' response may involve the removal or disabling of access to a design that is claimed to be infringing. If such action is taken in response to a notice, TokyoPaddles will make a sincere effort to contact the independent artist who submitted the design so that they can submit a counter-notification as outlined in Section 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA.

Kindly refer to the comprehensive instructions below, which must be followed to safeguard your rights under the DMCA.

Notice of Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Violation

Please inform us if you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been violated by us or any user of the Site. In accordance with Section 512 of the Copyright Revision Act, as enacted through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), designates the following individual as its agent to receive notifications of alleged infringement: via regular or expedited mail to, Attn: Legal Department, or via email to For the notification to be effective, it should include:

  1. a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed;
  2. identification of the copyright work or other material claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
  3. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. information sufficient to allow us to contact the complaining party;
  5. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed.
If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notification may not be valid. You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt and notice of a claim of infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from our site without liability, and the claims of the complaining party and party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the DMCA. If you believe that any content posted by you has been removed in error, you may submit a counter-notification in compliance with the DMCA.
To be effective, the counter-notification must include:
  1. your physical or electronic signature;
  2. identification of the material that has been disabled, and the location of the material before it was removed,
  3. a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that your material was disabled as a result of mistake or mis-identification of the material; and
  4. your name, address, and phone number, and a statement confirming that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (if in the United States), or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which site or the objectionable material may be found, and that you agree to accept service of process from the complaining party, or an agent of such person.


When you send us DMCA report, we understand that you have read and accepted statements below:

*I have a good faith belief that content(s) in the campaign described above violate(s) my rights described above or those held by the rights owner, and that the use of such content(s) is contrary to law.

*I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information completed above is correct and accurate and that I am the owner or agent of the owner of the rights described above.