The following was forwarded to me by a designer who reported her work being illegally redistributed:
The reply from 4shared.com:
Thank you for the information. This account has been closed and all users' files were removed. If you know other illegal using of our site, please, do not hesitate and contact us.
In their TOU page, 4shared.com states:
By using the 4shared service, you agree not to do any of the following:
Post, distribute, or otherwise make available or transmit any data, message, text, computer file, or other material that infringes any right of a third party and/or any domestic or international law, rule, or regulation, including but not limited to:
- copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights;
- right of privacy or publicity;
- any confidentiality obligation.
For contacting 4shared.com about misuse, click here for their contact page, then click on "report abuse."