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Half.com Policies - Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program
Protecting Intellectual Property
Half.com does not and cannot verify that sellers have the right or ability to sell or distribute their listed items. However, we are committed to removing infringing or unlicensed items once an authorized representative of the rights owner properly reports them to us. Half.com's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program works to ensure that items listed for sale do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of third parties. VeRO Program participants may identify and request removal of allegedly infringing listings.
Any person or company who holds intellectual property rights (such as a copyright, trademark or patent) which may be infringed by Half.com sale listings is encouraged to become a VeRO Program Member. It's fast and its simple to do so.
Program participation entitles you to the following benefits:
How to Become a VeRO Program Member
It is fast and simple to join the VeRO Program. We require only that you fill out and fax to us a Notice of Infringement form specifying the allegedly infringing listings and infringed works, complete with an original authorized signature. The information requested by the Notice of Infringement is designed to ensure that parties reporting items are authorized by the rights owners, and to enable Half.com to correctly identify the material or listing to be ended. After your first Notice of Infringement is received by us, you'll be able to transmit future notices to Half.com by email.
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If you are Not an Intellectual Property Owner
If you are not an intellectual property owner, you will not be able to join our VeRO Program.
If you would like to join our VeRO Program, please see the VeRO Notice of Infringement document. (Note: This document is in Adobe Acrobat format and requires the Acrobat Reader to be installed. Please visit the Adobe website if you need to download the free reader.)
For More Information
Report a VeRO Program Violation
Click on the link below. On the following page, click "Contact Customer Service" (you may be asked to sign in), insert the entire URL from the item in question, along with a detailed message pertaining to the issue at hand, then click the 'Send' button.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Registered Agent
Click here to see Half.com's registered agent.