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Send fake DMCA takedown request?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by killer2021, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. killer2021

    killer2021 Regular Member

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    I am battling it out for the top 10 spots on one of my primary, high trafficked keywords. One of the sites that is ranked above me is a document hosted on a document sharing site. One of those sites where you can upload .pdf .doc type of files. The document has lots of links, lots of views and high pr. So I want to be able to get ahead of it.

    I am thinking of sending a fake DMCA takedown request to the document hosting site. The file was uploaded several years back and it appears that the uploader is not active.

    I don't own the copyright to the document but I can easily play off as if i actually did.

    Think this will work? I am assuming that most sites react to DMCA takedown requests without much thought since they don't want to get sued.
     
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  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    In my experience, the document hosting sites will take down anything on request, just make sure you follow their "DMCA guidelines" and you'll be cool.
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    I think it would work.
     
  4. killer2021

    killer2021 Regular Member

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    Yea thats what I am thinking. Anyone know where I can get a sample DMCA takedown request document/e-mail?
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    No need. Just go on the document sharing site and find their DMCA section. They tell you everything that needs to be included. As long as you follow the instructions, they will take it down. No need for anything "official".
     
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    Code:
    http://www.chillingeffects.org/search.cgi
    
    Click Search (dont need to put anything in there). These are real C&D letters.
     
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    c0rrup Regular Member

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    Here is a fresh one I recently got! Go through it and change some of the info, I know "lady gaga" is in there somewhere, at the top of the email include things like

    URL of Infringement:
    etc


     
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    Thats scum...
     
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    In my opinion this makes you are a douchebag if you do such thing. I know that probally the person or hoster is not active or maybe not making any money at all with this ranking position. But regardless you should do what you should be doing to rank in the fair path instead of screwing others. I had a campaign that was banking me $200/day and that was relief to a lot debts. and Just because someone decided to do the same thing you are doing I have nothing now...

    How would you feel if someone did the same to you? regardless if you were making money or not... Its your sweat that makes you proud of your success...
     
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  10. c0rrup

    c0rrup Regular Member

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    Oh here we go again, BlackHat and morals do not mix, business is business.

    Do what you need to do to get to the top, or else you will never make it.
     
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  11. sitehost

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    you know I did have an issue like this.. I actually called the hosting servers hotline and explained that they were in violation of copyright law, and then explained the site(url) and got the direct mailing address and contact person of their company, and verbally requested that the site come down asap. When i hung up the phone i looked and the site was still there.. 30 mins later, the site was gone..

    Most people are affraid of confrontation or the fear of being sued. So take a direct approach and attack..

    Also if your going to send a DMCA request then include the tech that you spoke with, and how he represented the company. at that point they will know your serious, (Grounds or not)
     
  12. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    We're not talking Blackhat or morals here. We are talking fraud, which is a criminal act. Big difference in my mind but a lot of people tend to confuse the two through rationalization.
     
  13. teeniegenie

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    What's wrong with treating others how you want to be treated? Would you want someone to lie to your site's host about a DMCA take down for your site?