Posted by Harrace, Internet marketing coach
Further to the alleged copyright infringement for my Yumiko t-back video posting in this blog, the infringing website has since deleted the infringing web page.
However, I’ve found out how to complain to Google for copyright infringement after some searches done in Google, and this morning, I’ve written a letter of complaint.
Here is the contents of the letter to Google (but I’ve deleted the reference to the infringing website and the search query keywords, as I don’t want to give undue publicity to the infringing website which would otherwise benefit from this).
Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
20 December, 2006
Re: Copyright Infringement
I am the owner of the copyright subsisting in the literary works entitled on the following web pages (hereafter referred to as “the said Literary Works”).
Title: Yumiko T-back video and Internet marketing
It has now come to my attention that you are reproducing the said Literary Works on your website without my consent, which appear on (delete), which is a substantial reproduction of the said Literary Works.
The said infringing website also appears from a search in Google.
|Search Query:||Infringing Web Pages|
The infringing article at (delete) has been removed by the infringing website after I’ve published a complaint in my blog at http://www.eonenet.com/internet_marketing_blog/2006/12/17/
breach-of-copyright-for-my-yumiko-t-back-video-posting on 17 December, 2006. However, the above search queries still appear in the Google search results.
I hereby demand from you, that you immediately:
(i) Stop publishing the literary works that infringes my copyright in the said Literary Works in your websites and Google search results
I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you also want to make a complaint to Google for copyright infringement of your works, you may follow the above letter format, and you will need to sign the letter, and then fax or mail the letter to Google. To place safe, I both faxed and sent the letter by airmail.
For more details of how to complain to Google for copyright infringement, check out http://www.google.com/dmca.html
For complaining to bloggers for copyright infringement, check out http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html
Google is taking copyright infringement seriously as they replied to me via email after 2 weeks:
“After reviewing the blog post in question, it appears as if the blog administrator has removed the content. We hope that this resolves any dispute you may have. Please let us know if we can assist you any further.”
Although I am not totally satisfied with this reply (as I can still take action against the blog owner / administrator), I will handle other matters first before considering taking further action.
Further updates will be posted in this Internet marketing blog.