Last Updated: November 8, 2019
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We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
Your Media Access provides you with a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to download one copy of any logos, texts, graphics or images (“Media Material”) made available by us for such purpose, solely for use or publication via a media outlet that has been verified by Shaftesbury, including without limitation, a newspaper, magazine, journal, blog, television newscast or program. You must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices included on the Media Material. Modification of the Media Material or use of the Media Material for any other purpose is a violation of the intellectual property, and/or proprietary rights of Shaftesbury or our licensors.
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