"I clean my ass with your DMCA notice!"

Time for my bi-annual copyright bitchup, and I only do it every couple of years because I’d be here every day otherwise.

  1. Google, how many years does it take to get my material removed from a blogger blog after I got an email from your legal department telling me that my claim was legitimate (duh!, the bitch left my watermark on the pictures)?

I filed a DMCA notice with Google nearly a year ago, I get the above-mentioned reply on July 9 last year, I have filed another DMCA weeks ago. Still the material is there. Who does one have to blow to get our rights respected?

  1. Univision, you heartless bastards. You go to court crying that you and all the RIAA little bitches are being hurt, and yet you profit from the idiots posting material they have lifted from other sites. DMCAs are ignored, and you have finally removed the telephone no. of your legal dept. from the page, the only thing that got me any results in the past. Get rid of your moderators or moderate your forums, there is no excuse for this. I have yet to receive any claim from anyone about their material on our forums. That is because it is really moderated, I do spot checks and google suspected material to see if it is found elsewhere online. Anyone who does this will probably not be posting in our forum again.
    I file about 10 DMCA notices every week. The vast majority of them are printed and used by the IP lawyers to wipe their asses. Copyright is just for pussies.

It sounds like it might be time to hire a pro or to file against them for copyright violation. Once you issue the takedown notice, they have a day to remove the material if it’s a legit notice. After that, they’re on the hook for the violation.

Have you looked at many “how-to have your copyrighted material taken down” sites?

I have filed so many DMCA notices that I can fill them out in my sleep and have IP’s fax numbers on speed dial (exaggerated a bit). They just fricking ignore them. Their excuse when you get hold of a human (at Univision at least) is “we hadn’t seen this yet”.

BTW, the material on the Univision site is also registered, as it appeared in book format before and partially reproduced in our site. You think they should pay a bit more attention upon hearing that.

Is this “Aunt Clara” material, if I might ask?

Yes. The good thing about running a popular niche site is that the competition is generally not so good. The bad thing is that the competition oftentimes do so with material stolen from us

No, copyright is just for those with in-house legal departments.

Where “Aunt Clara” is that cooking site which is first on google?

Yeah, copyright litigation is often for those with deep pockets, unfortunately.

Please get all your documentation ready just in case though. Make sure you have all the documents proving that you own the stuff. Just saying.

Its the users homepage as well, so I presume the answer is “yes”.

Total hijack, but let me just plug this recipe:

It’s so freakin’ good.

Damn those are some yummy recipes!

Sorry OP, don’t have any helpful comments for you.

I’m going to try the recipe Bricker pointed out this weekend!

By not responding to a properly filed DMCA takedown notice, aren’t the ISPs putting their own ass on the line? A real suit might get their attention. I’m not a fan of ham fisted DMCA suits, but this seems much more clear cut than the RIAA suing everybody with “Metallica Sucks.mp3” shared on Napster.

I’m so sorry for your troubles but I can’t decide which to make first. Corn with rice AND pineapple? OMG! Everything looks so delicious!

The history: my wife is Dominican, and makes great empanadas, but not yucca empanadas. Several years ago, we took a trip to Bayaguana, in the center of the DR, and I had a chance to chase down fresh yucca empanadas with ice-cold Presidente beer. Heaven.

So we tried to find a good yucca empanada recipe, and that led me to ask here, which led me to Mighty_Girl’s Aunt Clara site, and the making of the empanadas, which were amazing.

There does seem to be a skew between who gets attention and who doesn’t.

I have seen YouTube videos pulled within hours of going up because of a take-down notice.

I had a document posted on my web site that was linked to my Scribd account (which holds documents). The take down was requested by the Software & Information Industry Association which I can only assume has a bot trolling the internet to find things.

Without any warning Scribd removed the document. No chance for me to respond or anything. Just gone because someone else said so (I bet if it was me making the request it would be anything like that simple).

As it happens the document was published by a government agency as part of an open comment process. It is a matter of public record so there was no copyright violation.

I pointed this out to Scribd with appropriate links and proof. Has Scribd done anything about it?

Nope…still waiting and it has been awhile.

Unfortunately that seems to be the case.

I have an innate aversion to legal proceedings, and not even the enticement of several counts of statutory damages (the material is registered, as I said above) seem to make it any less unattractive. I hope I need the services of an embalmer before I need a lawyer (sorry Bricker). The fact that Univision is a RIAA* member makes it both ironic and angering.

Univision has already been sued by another small online publisher for just the same reason. I don’t know what happened, but the fact that it keeps happening means that they are not worried about it.