I was told that I received a DMCA Complaint. Is there any way to know what copyright I infringed on. I wrote the content myself, but I can't alter it to avoid infringement without knowing what I need to remove.
If you know which hub the DMCA complaint is about, you could try cutting and pasting the text in sections into google to see what it was that you copied.
A real DMCA complaint specifically lists the infringement and where it is located. Something doesn't sound right here. I would email the sender and ask for more details unless you can specifically figure out what you did wrong.
It can be anything from using a photo without permission to copying phrases or sentences from another source.
Someone on the team may be able to advise you about what to do, so I would drop them an email and ask.
I have never had one of these complaints because all of my work is original and I only use Public Domain photos or those for which I have received special permission...and I always properly credit those.
DMCA complaints can get quite serious, so don't take this one lightly.
I'm sorry for to hear that.
What about the images you used?
Were they legal to use?
Did you have the permission to use?
Hi Misty, I am sorry to hear that.
Didn't the email specify what was the issue?
What about the images you used in the article?
Were they legal?
Did you have permissions to use them?
There were no images and the email and the site will only say that there was a complaint, but not from who or on what specifically. Any advice?
If it doesn't say what page or Hub the complaint it about, then it may be a scam, so be careful about replying.
The bottom line is, can you think of anything you could get a DMCA notice for? Have you copied any text from another website? Or have you used a photo from another website (other than free-to-use ones?) Both those things are illegal and you shouldn't be doing them in the first place. If you haven't done either of those things, then you can safely ignore the notice.
The only time I'd act on a DMCA notice is if I got one from Google - because that might be someone who's stolen my article and is trying to claim it as theirs.
Please, if you are going to use content from an outside location request permission to use that content. Too many awesome blogs and articles are brought down by DMCA because one picture wasn't sourced. Never copy and paste anything from any other blog, if you add youtube, or pictures, take them yourself / record them yourself. A DMCA is not the end of the world, do as they ask, and edit the content or source the content.
I have to file probably 20-30 DMCAs a week because my tutorials are copied and shared to gaming sites, all over. I have never been asked permission for my content, therefore I always file a DMCA complaint.
by Anti-Valentine 5 years ago
DCMA complaint questionI 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....
by Rupert Taylor 16 months ago
HP tells me my article Guns for Children has been stolen by a website called Brutalist Press. The offending website says it is "copied" by someone called Helga Dagmar. HP offers advice on what to do but most of it is quite beyond my technology skills, and some of the links admin offers go...
by Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago
I found some of my content copied on anothe site. I put the URL into the WHOIS site to find out the information. How do I find the email address of the domain registrant? If it isn't obviously listed there, does that mean that information isn't available? The site that has...
by Dale Hyde 5 years ago
I wanted to share an email that I received four days after filing a DMCA complaint against copied material I found upon searching. This is not the first positive result I have had from various DMCA complaints filed with Google. It is not hard, does not take a lot of time and you get...
by Mary Hyatt 3 years ago
It took almost two weeks, but my copied poem is now gone from a Blogger's post! This poem was copied verbatim when it was published here. I had tried to file a complaint using the form we are furnished, but I must have missed a step along the way. After waiting a couple of...
by Peg Cole 4 years ago
Hooray! For months now I've been trying to figure out who to report the "alleged" infringement on one of my hubs where 9 links to ads have been placed. Whenever I would click the link it would take me to an advertisement that required 3 attempts to leave the page without buying the...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|