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Onekura Content Policy and Notice Takedown Procedure.

Our goal is to let the Onekura community be as free as possible in sharing their creativity with others. We want to be an inspiring place, and a free flow of ideas, designs, and conversation is an essential element of this. So is striving to be nice, civil and helpful. In light of that, we have a few common sense rules that we ask you to keep in mind. These especially relate to copyrights and keeping Onekura appropriate for a general audience.

Users of the Onekura Service are responsible for making sure their content complies with this Content Policy.


As specified in our Terms & Conditions, we expect that the creator of any digital or physical item hold the copyrights to the content. Hence, please only upload your own original work, work that is freely available through a Creative Commons license, or work that does not infringe on the rights of another copyright holder.

Be nice! This sounds simple but lots of mistakes happen when people ignore this simple rule. We would like everyone to make whatever they like, as 3D printing and Pepakura is a technology that enables innovation and the possibility to make completely new things is unlimited. However, we do take copyright seriously and are legally obliged to respond to any copyright infringement notices we receive.

Please do not infringe other people’s intellectual property rights. (Intellectual property rights means copyright, patent, registered design, design right, trade mark or trade secret.)

We live in a culture of re-mix, re-use, and mashup but a good rule of thumb here is that if a person does not clearly give you the right to use their design, invention, logo, text, slogan etc. then you do not have the right to use it. If you do obtain work through a permissive license, please comply with the terms of that license. For example, if you are relying on a Creative Commons attribution license, please always give the originator of the material credit for their work. Please familiarise yourself with the details of fair use if you are planning to rely on fair use to make of works created by others.


Onekura is designed to empower people by allowing them to distribute a huge range of creations. That being said, that range does have limits. The following guidelines are designed to give you a better sense of the types of things that we will and will not host. While they are designed to be comprehensive, we do reserve the right to refuse to display items even if they are not addressed by these guidelines. If you have a concern about a specific item on site, we encourage you to email info@Onekura.com.

Weapons Do’s

Onekura does display cosplay-type guns that cannot be reasonably confused with real life firearms.
Onekura does display knives, swords, and other weapons (subject to the laws regulating local users).
Onekura does display prop/cosplay knives and swords that might otherwise be prohibited by these rules if they are dull by design.
Onekura does display tools.

Weapons Don’ts

Onekura does not display guns, realistic gun replicas, or gun games (airsoft, paintball). This includes parts that make up guns or could be assembled into guns or realistic gun replicas. It also includes parts whose manufacture is specifically regulated such as silencers/suppressors. Parts are anything that are required for the gun to load and fire a projectile safely. Gun replicas longer than 10cm are likely to be flagged for additional review. Onekura does not display conversion kit parts for guns, gun replicas, or gun games.
Onekura does not display magazines for guns, gun replicas, or gun games.
Onekura does not display disguised blades (i.e. swords hidden in canes), switchblades (including hidden blades), or gravity knives.
Onekura does not display metal swords longer than 50 cm.
Onekura does not display throwing stars in metal.
Onekura does not display brass knuckles/knuckledusters.

Obscenity Do’s

Onekura does give designers who run afoul of the obscenity policy a chance to explain their models on artistic and/or expressive grounds.
Onekura does strive to be transparent about how it interprets art and expression.

Obscenity Don’ts

Onekura does not display items that embrace sexual violence.
Onekura does not display items that focus on genitalia without a larger context or commentary.
Onekura does not display items designed to denigrate living beings.
Onekura does not display items that represent or endorse hate speech.
Onekura does not display items that depict minors in a sexual manner.
Onekura does not display items that depict sexual acts.

Commenting and Posting on the Forum

We reserve the right to remove comments and posts we deem inappropriate for our site. In cases of repeated misconduct, Onekura reserves the right to close a user account and/or ban a user completely. Racism, prejudice, or hate speech in any shape or form will not ever be tolerated by us.

When commenting on someone’s item please try to be kind and constructive. Hours and hours of work could have gone into a design. A good comment will honour that effort. A good comment should make a person smile, encourage them, allow them to learn something or allow them to improve their work.

We know that everyone has a bad day once in a while. Some of us might be tempted to take this out on others. This is childish, grow up. We take a dim view of flamers and negativity in general. This is not to say that Onekura should be a place where people only say, “you are awesome”, “no you are awesomer”, “no you are awesomest” to each other. There should be room for criticism but it should always be constructive.

Notice and Takedown

In order to cooperate with and protect intellectual property rights owners, we implemented the following notice take down system. In case you find content on the Onekura website which you think is inappropriate, might infringe your intellectual property right, or does not comply with our content policy, please notify us, making sure to include the information listed below.

In addition, Onekura has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringement

If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Onekura Website infringes a copyright, we encourage you to first contact the uploader directly through via the details at the top of the item page. Many disputes have been resolved through friendly conversations between creators. While strongly recommended, we do not require you to contact the uploader prior to submitting this takedown request and will honor requests that were not preceded by an attempt to contact the uploader.

If contacting the uploader fails to resolve your concern, or if you prefer not to contact the uploader, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to info@Onekura.com. Upon receipt of the notice, we will work expeditiously to disable access to the item on our site. We cannot comply with a notice unless it contains all of the information below.

Filing a takedown notice against a model is a formal legal action that can have consequences both for the person filing the notice and the person receiving the notice. We strongly encourage you to research the law and/or consult an attorney to fully and accurately understand your rights before filing a formal takedown request.

Pursuant to Section 512 (c)(3)(A) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a takedown request must include all of the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed; Identification of works or materials being infringed;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Onekura is capable of finding and verifying its existence (in most cases this will be the URL of the product page);
Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notification is accurate and the notifying party is authorised to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

When removing content from the site, Onekura will make reasonable attempts to inform the user of the notice for removal, the reason for the removal, and may provide the user with a copy of the notice with the notifying party’s contact information redacted. Onekura will endeavour to remove the content in a timely manner. We take our users’ privacy seriously and will not give out a user’s details unless legally obliged to do so with a court order.

Removal of Allegedly Infringing Content

Once proper notification of copyright infringement is received by the Designated Agent, Onekura may remove or disable access to such content. If Onekura removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, Onekura will make reasonable attempts to notify the user that Onekura has removed or disabled access to the content.

Procedure to Supply a Copyright Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent:

We will notify you if one of your models has been taken down as a result of a takedown request. If you feel that the takedown request was improper, you can submit a counter-notice requesting that the model be returned to the site.

As with the original takedown notice, filing a counter notice is a formal legal action. It can have consequences both for the person filing the notice and the person receiving the notice. We strongly encourage you to do your research and/or consult an attorney to fully and accurately understand your rights before filing a formal counter notice request.

If you believe that your content does not infringe any copyrights, you must send a counter-notice, pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please do not re-list or reactivate the content yourself.

The counter-notice must contain all of the following information listed below.

Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the content;
Your name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Onekura is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under Section 512 (c)(1)(C) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or an agent of such person.

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Onekura may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that Onekura may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright or intellectual property owner files an action seeking a court order against the user, the removed content may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at Onekura’s discretion.

If you have any other questions please feel free to send us a message at info@onekura.com.

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