Thursday, July 10, 2008

The DMCA Process

Step1 : Some jackass copybots your shit and you find out about it.
Step2:File a Notification

Copy and paste--

A written notification must be made. This can be done either by fax or written letter (regular mail or courier). Emails will not be accepted unless a prior arrangement has been made. The notification must:

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon (i.e., describe the work that you own).

  2. Identify the in-world item that you claim is infringing on your copyright, and provide information reasonably sufficient to locate the item in-world. For example "The allegedly infringing work I am referring to is located on the map area labeled 'Freelon, 104,30,56'."

  3. Provide a reasonably sufficient method of contacting you; phone number and email address would be preferred.

  4. (Optional) Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the user(s) who posted the content that allegedly contains infringing material. You may also provide screenshots or other materials that are helpful to identify the works in question. (This is for identification only, not to "prove" substantive claims.)

  5. Include the following statement: "I have good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted materials described above and contained on the service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by protection of law."
  6. Include the following statement: "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."

  7. Sign the paper

Please note: The DMCA provides that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys fees) if you falsely claim that an in-world item is infringing your copyrights. We recommend contacting an attorney if you are unsure whether an in-world object is protected by copyright laws.


Send the written document to the designated Copyright Agent at Linden Research:


Linden Research, Inc.
Attn: Designated Copyright Agent
945 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111



Alternatively, fax the document to (415)520-9660. On the cover sheet, please write ATTN: DMCA NOTIFICATION

If you can Fax it.That's what I did.
Step3: You get this email from removals@lindenlab.com
Linden Lab has received your notification of copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512.

We are currently processing your claim(s) and will notify you when your
claim(s) has been resolved.

Sincerely,


Linden Lab Removal Team


Ok, that's where I'm at so far. I will tell you what happens next.

UPDATE:
Linden Lab has received your notification of copyright infringement
under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512.

After having reviewed your notification:

In compliance with the DMCA, the following work(s) have been
expeditiously removed or disabled:

Description of Work(s):
Hair Bandana

Location of Work(s)
Lamockshire 119,130,102
Inventory of Darla Bade


Sincerely,


Linden Lab Removal Team
But she probably has more than one store so now I have to keep checking.
Still collecting Information about rogerio to fax tomorrow.

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1 Comments:

At 8:58 PM , Blogger ~Soft Touch Skins & Designs~ said...

Ty for the info luv! I have been looking for this, lol. Yes I kow it's likely on the website but, I have the attention span of a nat..

 

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