Is it worth the trouble of filing a DMCA over a poem that has been copied? One of mine has been used on a few sites.
Sir Dent, it's your work, you should protect it and get credit for it.
Thank you for responding. I understand what you are saying. I am pondering on whether to file or not. I found the poem on 4 sites last night and emailed support for each one. One has already removed my poem but one has emailed me back wanting me to file a DMCA. I imagine the links I sent weren't good enough for them.
By the way, the site that wants me to file a DMCA is MySpace.
myspace is pretty major. Your poem would get a lot of exposure. You should file a dmca. Besides this won't be the last time something like this will happen. Your poems are obviously popular. You don't know where it might lead, it's a good idea to file a dmca in my opinion.
All 'filing a DMCA' is is sending the takedown request with the appropriate assertion that you are the copyright holder. They will have a form somewhere you need to fill out to request the takedown in the standardised manner with the legal declaration of ownership--so they can have it on file.
You have convinced me. Both of you I mean. I appreciate your input and advice.
Definitely file a DMCA if they request it, also attach a cease and desist notice.
This is basically a letter or email entitled cease and desist which threatens legal action unless your intellectual property is removed.
The DMCA is a pretty restricted tool, which is why most of the major companies file a Cease and Desist first, a DMCA second.
I recieved an email from them already. It is below.
Thanks for contacting MySpace.
Reference is made to your email below.
Please be advised that the content you identified has been removed from the MySpace.com website, as requested by your letter.
Wow, that's pretty quick. Good for you Sir Dent.
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