I run a website and recently had a small legal dispute with content posted by a user. A copyright owner wanted me to remove content, I acknowledged the request, requested for proof of ownership, confirmed ownership, removed the infringing content and the copyright owner left me alone.
I'm happy to remove infringing content but not sure how explicitly I should tell content owners about this. I have a contact and copyright infringment link clearly available on my website where explicit instructions are left on how to make a report.
Am I required to have a disclaimer telling users not to post copyright infringing content? I clearly do not want to be liable for such content.
I've googled some templates and explanations about this but they refer more to taking ownership of user submitted content, not removing ownership.
for reference my website is kek.host and I provide services which keep users anonymous such as text hosting, email forwarding, chatrooms.
Edit: The servers are located in the united states currently, although that changes roughly once a week and across several countries including canada, australia, russia, netherlands and a few more I'm not yet aware of.
Clarification of Question: Am I legally obligated to explicitly tell users not to upload copyright infringing or illegal content?
For example, shops don't need "Stealing is a crime" stickers, it's just implied. Do the same rules apply to me?