I pretty much know how to go about filing a DMCA complaint, but there remains one burning question. When you file a DMCA complaint, I've been told that you need to provide information such as your real name, email address and some even claim you must give your street address. Is this personally identifying information archived at a site such as chillingeffects.org, and displayed publicly for all to see, or is it kept private?
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The salient fact in these 3 matters is that they were obviously not opposed. Almost nothing is necessary if no one cares to question it. So this is absolutely correct, if nobody cares.
Sir, Your answer has put many questions coming to my mind at rest as I have taken to writing Hubs after my retirement and with my real Google profile as I believe in Speak Truth and Forget.
Not having to file a DMCA complaint -- that all sounds wonderful and somewhat terrifying at the same time.
Sparkster that is correct as far as whois databases are concerned. Only a minor can have someone act for them in this manner. Even then they are identified If you want to enforce your rights you are going to have to acknowledge who you are. PO bx.
True, the copyright-holder will still need to be identified. However, it's not only minors who can use a representative - anyone is entitled to use a legal representative, regardless of age.
sparkster, we agree --- anyone can have a representative, to represent them. The difference being that they must step up and be identified as to who the representative is representing. A child can be a "Doe" and a proxy will not work for copyright.
I went to this Blogger's comment section and politely asked him to remove my content. I waited 3 days, they were still there. He had copied my entire Hubs right down to the family photographs I had included. Then I filed the complaints.
That is awful when that happens. I remember when that one website was set up to steal everyone's hubs. One of mine was stole with my children's pictures on it. I think that is the only time I went straight to a DMCA complaint.