19 March 2013

DMCA Sent Complaint Against My Blog

What will you do if you have received a DMCA(Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint against your website especially on your blog content? I am sure you will feel nervous and afraid worse may happen. Well,  the feeling is mutual.

Now, how will you solve like this?

Honestly speaking, this is first time i got an official message from Blogger that 'they' receive a DMCA complaint with my blog. Of course, Blogger has the right and responsibility with its users. And one of those is to administer such like this. Though, Blogger deleted 3 blogsite way back then. I have learned my lesson. I will not create such blog. Yet, i still made two. Hehe.

Now, what will i do with the complaint notification? Of course, i will do what they wanted me to do. They said:
We have received a DMCA complaint for your blog, MabZiCLe. An e-mail with the details of the complaint was sent to you on Mar 19, 2013, and we reset the post status to "Draft"; you can edit it here. You may republish the post with the offending content and/or link(s) removed. If you believe you have the rights to post this content, you can file a counter-claim with us. For more on our DMCA policy, please click here. Thank you for your prompt attention.
 Thus, i removed such content in order to run my blog safe and free from complaint. I must say, i am very thankful for the Blogger team because they warned me 1st and put some instructions how to solve it. (just like i have said, they usually delete it without prior notice).

This is what i received in my gmail from Blogger:
Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog is alleged to infringe upon the copyrights of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to \"draft\" status. (If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.) This means your post - and any images, links or other content - is not gone. You may edit the post to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the post in question will be visible to your readers again.
A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. In order to file a counter-claim, please see http://www.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=lr_counternotice&product=blogger.
The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can search for the DMCA notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Chilling Effects search page at http://www.chillingeffects.org/search.cgi, and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed.
If it is brought to our attention that you have republished the post without removing the content/link in question, then we will delete your post and count it as a violation on your account. Repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account including deleting your blog and/or terminating your account. DMCA notices concerning content on your blog may also result in action taken against any associated AdSense accounts. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.
Sincerely,
The Blogger Team
Affected URLs:
http://www.mabzicle.com/2012/06/free-manga-collection-sites.html

Lesson?

While Blogger serves FREE and Gives great opportunity to bloggers, we should abide terms and conditions like DMCA-complaint FREE. Not to be sure, i still break the term and condition especially on my old posts. :)

P.S.: I already deleted that manga sites. :)
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