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Just got this email about copyright infringement from CBS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by joejim, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. joejim

    joejim Registered Member

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    Just got this email about copyright infringement from CBS what should I do?

    Third Copyright Infrigment Notification

    Please remove the material from the website immediately from receipt of this e-mail and ensure further postings of this programme do not occur.

    In the light of your activities we are now obtaining third party legal advice on how to prevent further copyright infrigments and on how to recover any damages derived from your unlawful exploitation of CBS Tv shows.



    To the extent that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c) (the "DMCA") applies to your service, if at all, we are notifying you of infringements at the following location :
    We have a good faith belief that this material is not authorized by the Rights Owners, their agents or the law. Such copying and use of this material constitutes clear infringements of the Rights Owners'' copyrights under the Copyright Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), and its counterpart laws around the world .



    Should you need additional information, please contact me at the number or email listed below.



    Sincerely Yours,

    Mallory Levitt
     
  2. macyzbor

    macyzbor Junior Member

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    You have to remove the content, or the host will ban your account
     
  3. unknwn

    unknwn BANNED BANNED

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    Change the website to a offshore hosting company. They cant catch you there.
     
  4. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    That is solid advice and at the same time put a whoisguard on your URL so they cannot continue to trace and contact you
     
  5. raryan09

    raryan09 Registered Member

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    What were you hosting.

    Your website is a TV show site which embeds link from youtube or megavideo?

    What is it? Please let us know

    Thanking you
     
  6. joejim

    joejim Registered Member

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    Ya I just link to sites that have TV shows. I registered through domains by proxy with godaddy thats who sent the email will they still be able to track me down? What is a good offshore host?
     
  7. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    Any registrar will release your details, even with whoisguard, if they are given a court order.

    Get offshore quickly.
     
  8. elchichita

    elchichita Newbie

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    Don't waste your time, just remove the content (for now). Then get off-shore hosting and start over
     
  9. darker_the_dark

    darker_the_dark Newbie

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    It's a scam. Don't fall for it, it's amazing what competition does to people. So weak.
     
  10. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    How the hell do you know?
     
  11. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    Is this letter the third one you have received for the same issue?
     
  12. 5char

    5char Newbie

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    Mallory.Levitt through the CBS main switchboard 212-975-4321
     
  13. bobbys

    bobbys Regular Member

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    Unless you're involved in some serious and blatant copyright infringement, most likely nothing will come of it, CBS probably sends out hundreds or thousands of these emails a week, imagine the legal costs of taking each infringement to court..

    That being said, if you're going to continue making money in whatever you're doing that involves CBS you should register the domain in a fake name, paid for by a fake paypal or moneybookers account or with an anonymous gift card. That "domain privacy" or whois guard isn't worth the time it takes to check the little box during signup. In the event they file the simplest of disputes against you all your personal information will be revealed for anyone who comes asking.

    I learned the hard way after I was involved in a frivilous copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a company with deep pockets. Even if its a gray area it's best to remain anonymous because they have the money, the lawyers and the means to find you and harrass you until you take down your site and will try to get you to sign court papers stating you maliciously infringed on their intellectual property (so the next time you do it they can file another lawsuit and win damages) The moral of the story: NEVER register a domain in your real name.
     
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  14. websitesareus

    websitesareus Junior Member

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  15. jenniferarico

    jenniferarico Registered Member

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    Should it be entrusted?
     
  16. nathanooo2

    nathanooo2 Registered Member

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    I don't believe in this.What is the farther result anyway?