osu! is a heavily community-oriented game. All game levels (beatmaps) are created and uploaded by community members, often without correctly obtaining permission from relevant copyright holders. We go out of our way to not advertise or profit directly from uploaded content, and the game is funded entirely by user donations.
A large portion of the donations we receive are used to reinvest in music licensing. Licensing enquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failing that, osu! has adopted the following policy concerning copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512.
The contact information for osu!'s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy, and is on file with the United States Copyright Office (https://www.copyright.gov/dmca-directory/). osu! takes copyright and other intellectual property rights very seriously.
It is osu!'s policy to:
If you believe that content residing on or accessible through the osu! website or service infringes your copyright, please send a notice of claimed copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below (consult legal counsel or refer to 17 U.S.C. 512(c) to confirm these requirements):
Once a complete and proper notice of claimed copyright infringement is received by the Designated Agent, or if osu! otherwise comes to believe in good faith that a file on the osu! service may contain material that infringes copyright:
It is osu!'s policy to:
If the content provider, member or user believes that the content that was removed or to which access was disabled is not infringing, or the content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, osu! may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at osu!'s sole discretion.
Email: email@example.com (24 hour response guaranteed)
Dean Herbert 41 Gregory Street Wembley, WA, 6014 Australia
Last updated 7 November 2019. View history here.