Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How To Send a "Take Down Notice"

 (Internet Pirate Flag by Joshernaut at Deviantart)

So many artist's are very hesitant to post any of their work these days on the internet for fear of their image getting 'pirated' and published elsewhere without attribution. This is especially problematic for photographer's.
What do you do? Sending a 'cease and desist' note to the webmaster never produces your desired result.

Carolyn E. Wright has posted an article called "How To Send a DCMA Takedown Notice" in Legal Matters that explains very well how to proceed when you see a copyright infringement of your work:

Copyright infringement on the Web is so pervasive that it’s easy to resign yourself to it as a fact of life — something out of your control. When photographers send cease-and-desist letters and/or demands for payment to infringers, these are often ignored, which can be very frustrating. But there is another solution, thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): you can send a takedown notice to the infringer’s ISP. Here’s how to do it (read more here).

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