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Do your receive DMCA/copyright takedown notices? Read this.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Anonymously, May 27, 2016.

  1. Anonymously

    Anonymously Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Most of you moneymakers out here probably have a website or two that hosts copyrighted material, or worse, receives DMCA takedown notices.

    But did you know that a detailed study completed by U.C. Berkeley shows that approximately 40% of notices are bogus and do not have to be complied with. More specifically, 29% fail to meet the standards of the DMCA, which includes not meeting all of the filing requirements noted above. The other 10% meet the requirements, but are "clearly false" or mistakes.

    So before you comply with these notices, you should run a check all the components.

    To see what to look for, read the full article here: http://offshoredmca.com/fake-dmca
     
  2. umerjutt00

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    Its hard to reason with the web hosting companies. They usually give you sometime to comply or else, they suspend your account. Its best to use an offshore hosting if you host copyright content.
     
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    Sometimes even some "offshore" web hosting companies want you to comply with DMCA. They don't suspend your account, and just give a 24 or 48 hour notice. This can come in handy then.

    It's just that a lot of competitors will pretend to be legitimate copyright holders, which is something that can be prevented.
     
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  4. markantos

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    You are right. I think the problem is the hosting companies who don't want to deal with the legality or otherwise of a DCMA notice. Who would? Sometimes, its just easier to delete the "offending" content especially if you really did copy it.

     
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    Yeah the hosting company's wont care or bother to check whether its bogus or not tbh, they will expect you to remove the infringing content regardless. They have to be strict with that kinda shit.

    Interesting info though.