Spring Dew (springdew) wrote,
Spring Dew

In my inbox today ...


We have received a formal DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice regarding allegedly infringing content hosted on your site. The specific content in question is as follows:


The party making the complaint ([name] -- [email address]), claims under penalty of perjury to be or represent the copyright owner of this content. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), we have removed access to the content in question.


If you believe that these works belong to you and that the copyright ownership claims of this party are false, you may file a DMCA counter-notification in the form described by the DMCA, asking that the content in question be reinstated. Unless we receive notice from the complaining party that a lawsuit has been filed to restrain you from posting the content, we will reinstate the content in question within 10-14 days after receiving your counter-notification (which will also be forwarded on to the party making the complaint). This response can be sent directly to me at abuse@[hosting-company].com.

In the meantime, we ask that you do not replace the content in question, or in any other way distribute it in conjunction with our services. Please also be advised that copyright violation is strictly against our Terms and Conditions, and such offenses risk resulting in immediate disablement of your account should you not cooperate (not to mention the legal risk to you if they are true).


We also ask that if you are indeed infringing upon the copyright associated with these works that you delete them from your account immediately, and let us know once this has been done. We also ask that you delete any other infringing works not listed in this takedown notification, if they exist.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

[Tech Rep]

I am more than happy to relegate the image into obscurity. In case you're curious, it was a macro of a particularly stupid-looking cat peering at a laptop, captioned with, "they are make fun of me". It wasn't hysterical to start, but it became amusing when proven prophetic.

My works are free, because I want them to live on.
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