As the operator of this site and as a copyright and plagiarism consultant, one of the most common scenarios I face is that people, when confronted by a copyright infringement, just want someone to take care of the case for them. Though I typically try to help people resolve the case themselves, and offer an entire series on how to make it happen. Many would prefer to be “hands off” and have me do it for them.
With that audience in mind, I am partnering with Who Is Hosting This to offer a streamlined service for handling DMCA takedown notices. The service, which costs $99 per case, uses CopyByte, my copyright consulting firm, as an authorized agent and sends notices on behalf of individuals and companies.
To be clear, all notices are reviewed by myself and, if needed, an attorney before being submitted to ensure that the notice is valid. We have no qualms about turning down and refunding bad notices and I have routinely done so throughout my practice. Furthermore, I only recommend use of this service, or any DMCA takedown for that matter, AFTER working directly with the infringer or plagiarist has failed.
Finally, as with any services I provide, I am not an attorney and this service is not intended to be legal advice. Rather, we file the notice on your behalf and can not provide any further representation.
In addition to the one-off notices, we also offer monthly contracts a discounted rate.
For those who still want to do it themselves, which I prefer for many reasons, there will continue to be a wide selection of freely available and up-to-date information here on PT, including the DMCA Contact List, the Stock Letters, which includes DMCA notices for search engines and hosts as well as the entire Stopping Internet Plagiarism section, which includes key chapters finding and contacting the host.
Also, as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to assist.