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How DMCA works?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by culling, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Hi dude.
    Do you know how DMCA teams works for scrape the web looking for infranged material?

    Itry to explain what is happening to me.
    I built a site making review of anime episodes.
    Anyway, anime review doesn't get much attention from the users on the web. So I made a clickbait. This is template of my review

    *anime name* episode *ep number* review

    This template could lead into my site some users looking for streaming/download. But I do not have any infranged material.

    Yet, from half month I'm getting DMCA complaints for every review I made.
    Senders are from Japan. I tried to contact them saying my site doesn't have any copyrighted material but they simple didn't answer.
    I installed cloudflare for redirect users from Japan to google, blocking their access to my site (target of my site is not Japanese so I can block them without problem) but doesn't seems to work. DMCA still coming from Japan.
    I tried to looking for bot/scraper in my access logs for "Infranged" urls but there isn't anything.
    I'm really pissed off about this, I'm getting DMCA without fault.

    What you suggest me to do?

    Please note: I always answer to Google DMCA notification saying my material is not copyrighted by them. Google always answer saying for the moment they won't do anything. Yet, this links doesn't come back in SERP.

    So how does DMCA works? How can I stop them if I do not have anything copyrighted? Thank you
     
  2. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    So you are doing a review of an anime episode without any images or video of said anime? Seems unlikely to be honest.
     
  3. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    I use just images.
     
  4. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Generally most companies don't care with legitimate review sites. But using images from their anime, is enough for them to file a DMCA complaint, especially if it's paired with making people think you have the full episode as well.
     
  5. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Thank you. But do they use some scraper? Or they check manually? Do you know this?
    Looking at logs, doesn't seems my site has been visited by scraper though...
    Anyway, please note I always reply to google complaint. I would never do this if I know I was wrong...
     
  6. starki

    starki Power Member

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    Culling, it legally doesn't really matter if you publish the whole movie or just a screen capture/image. If it's copyrighted material, both requires permission by the copyright holder. Sure, some companies don't care about screenshots, but others unfortunately do.

    There are plenty of ways to check for these kinds of violations, including some really advanced image/movie comparison software, hidden watermark detection, image/movie meta data, crawlers, etc. From the companies I know, they prefilter possible violations automatically which are then reviewed manually.
     
  7. Devil Rider

    Devil Rider BANNED BANNED

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    Sending a DMCA takedown notice is only one option when a photographer suspects their work is being used without permission. Some photographers opt to send a bill or file a lawsuit against them instead.