Category Archives: DMCA

5 Shortcuts to Finding a DMCA Agent

5 Shortcuts to Finding a DMCA Agent

Shortcut ImageYou’ve found an infringement of your work, you’ve found who the host of the site is and you need to file a DMCA notice with them. However, finding who to send it to can easily be the hardest and most time-consuming part of filing a DMCA notice, especially if you haven’t worked with the host before.

You could either visit the host’s site and start delving through the legal section, including their terms of service, to find the contact information or you could visit the U.S. Copyright Office with their obtuse, incomplete and outdated directory of agents but both approaches are hit and miss and can require a great deal of hand searching.

There has to be a faster way to find the DMCA agent for a host and, thankfully, there are several, but it may require some unconventional methods in to order get the information you need quickly.Continue Reading

Megaupload’s DMCA Shell Games

Megaupload’s DMCA Shell Games

Megaupload had an interesting scheme to thwart or limit DMCA takedown notices, one that might never have been detected if not for the FBI.Continue Reading

Google Announces Blogger DMCA Improvements

Google Announces Blogger DMCA Improvements

Google has announced two new reforms to its Blogger DMCA policy, unfortunately, they won’t make much of a difference for most.Continue Reading

Why Sending a DMCA Over a Tweet Doesn’t Make Sense

Why Sending a DMCA Over a Tweet Doesn’t Make Sense

Twitter is a host and has a DMCA policy, but using that to takedown a tweet most likely is not a good use of your time.Continue Reading

Has Google Improved Its DMCA Handling?

Has Google Improved Its DMCA Handling?

Google recently announced improvements to the way it handles copyright infringement, including faster DMCA resolution. Does it hold up?Continue Reading

Should You Send a DMCA Notice Via a Comment Form?

Should You Send a DMCA Notice Via a Comment Form?

After a Spanish rights society attempted to send a notice via a blog’s comment form, a new debate has been kicked off on the topic.Continue Reading

DMCA Agent Interview: Servint’s Mike Witty

DMCA Agent Interview: Servint’s Mike Witty

Mike Witty, the Director of Network Compliance at the popular VPS host Servint, shares his thoughts and tips for using the DMCA.Continue Reading

Does Posting Your Work Online Give Others the Right to Copy?

Does Posting Your Work Online Give Others the Right to Copy?

In their defense against a “copyright troll” one webmaster may have made the argument that all content online can be republished freely. Does it hold?Continue Reading

New Ruling on Proper DMCA Takedowns

New Ruling on Proper DMCA Takedowns

Perfect 10 suffered yet another blow in court and the ruling is one that all DMCA filers need to pay close attention to, lest their notices be ignored.Continue Reading

5 Steps for Dealing with Stubborn Plagiarism Cases

5 Steps for Dealing with Stubborn Plagiarism Cases

No matter how good you are at handling plagiarism, sometimes a case can frustrate you. Here are five steps for moving past a wall.Continue Reading