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I have found that you are the owner of "******.com" which seems to be hosting the Web site located at "######.com".
Unfortunately, it has been discovered that an image found to be hosted on your servers are infringing the copyright of myself (Business Man) and HostingCompany.com. ("Hosting Company")
The infringing image is located at:
To assist with their removal from the infringing Web site, a copy of the images hosted on servers owned and operated by HostingCompany Hosting is available here:
This E-mail is official notification under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) to effect removal of the above-reported infringements. I request that you immediately issue a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036 for the specified postings and prevent the infringer from posting infringing images to your servers in the future. Please be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to “expeditiously remove or disable access to” the infringing images upon receiving this notice. Noncompliance may result in a loss of immunity for liability under the DMCA.
I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of here is not authorized by myself, the copyright holder, or the law. The information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am the copyright holder.
Please send me at the E-mail address noted below a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter.
The file in question is a image (a very basic text logo) for their small hosting company.
Also note that this was sent to me first, nothing was sent to the domain owner (my client)
The reason i find this so interesting and annoying is:
The clients site is gaming forums which you have to register with to enter (no public viewing) and it is a user uploaded file (which you need to have an account with the forums to see).
Personally i think it is unethical to go trolling through their data to find this one image and delete it. I also find it strange that a small hosting company is so concerned about some one using their logo on forums that arnt even accessable to the public without registration.
Also in a completely different prospective, what are my rights considering the server is hosted in the US yet i run out of New Zealand? (im guessing US law's for the server)
What are your thoughts?
Move this post if need be, wasnt sure what category to put it under.