Contest - Compliance
How are my designs protected on Freelancer.ca?
Your designs are protected by the fact that employers are only able to preview a low resolution image for contest purposes and they must complete the design handover to legally own the design you created.
How can I check that a designer's work is his or her own?
Each designer is required to confirm that all work submitted is their own before they submit an entry. Every designer and contest holder can cooperate to ensure all entries are original by taking the following steps:
Read comments from other designers identifying any copyrighted material
Ask designers about their submission and whether any photos, fonts or clipart were used.
Use image search sites such as TinEye.
How do I report a design or designer?
To report a design, hover over it and click “Report” on the top left corner of the image.
Only the contest holder can report a designer. Click on the design to go to the designer’s page and then click “Report Designer”.
Note: You must provide a valid reason for reporting a design or designer.
What happens after I report a design or designer?
All reports are confidential and are reviewed by Freelancer support staff. If the report is valid, we will take action against the design or designer
What happens if I infringe copyright?
Copyright infringement is a serious offence and will result in immediate disqualification from the contest. Further action may also be taken.
What if my design is copied?
- For designs that are partially copied or used as “inspiration”, Freelancer.ca will review and provide an outcome at our discretion.
For designs which are substantially or entirely copied the designs, Freelancer.ca will remove the design and issue the designer issued a warning.
Why should I report a design or designer?
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Valid reasons for reporting a design include: copying another design, using unlicensed stock imagery or copyrighted material and including explicit content or advertising.