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Author Topic: What is the process of taking a site that gives away stolen content offline  (Read 2536 times)

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« on: January 11, 2013, 13:28 »
I know there has been many threads here that deals with taking down illegal images or sites that give out free images. Can someone explain or point out to a thread that explains this process in detail?
Is contacting google the only way to go?


« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 14:24 »
Not sure if there is a process for that.  You could contact their internet provider, but most of those sites are headquartered in countries that don't have or honor copyright laws.  Not much you can do in that situation. 

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 14:39 »
thanks lisa. looks like an uphill battle for the contributors.

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 16:41 »
thanks lisa. looks like an uphill battle for the contributors.

not sure, but I think reporting to google is the best option.. if a site receives a high number of complaints google will significantly lower their rankings..

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 22:28 »
First step after attempting to contact the site's owners would be to issue their web hosting provider (you can get this from the whois records) with DMCA takedown notice, most hosting companies will comply if it's a legitimate copyright infringement and take the site offline. If the site is hosted by a reseller you then have to search their whois records and find out who hosts them and do the same.

Also if they have google adsense ads on the site you can issue google with a DMCA, google will usually block their ads loosing them revenue.


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