This is originally from Plagiarism Today and is shared under a Creative Commons License.
This upload is in response to a journal I posted today, located here
, that has information in it about a website that is hotlinking to deviants (LOTS of deviants - see paragraph #3). In essence, I have been getting questions and concerns since many many many of my watchers find their art there. This is what you need to fill out to the best of your ability and send to the domain registrant (the company responsible for continued operations of this site since the site owner has decided to not leave any contact information available and whose WhoIS listing is private).
Without all this information, the host will simply tell you no or that they can't do anything about it. HOWEVER, the can and legally MUST. But, they don't HAVE TO if you don't give them the correct information in the right way (legal junk is frustrating).
So, if you are having a problem with your art being illegally listed at dramakoreaterbaru
, then copy this, fill it out and email it to SoftLayer Technologies Inc.Information for SoftLayer
OrgName: SoftLayer Technologies Inc.
Address: 4849 Alpha Road Dallas TX 75244
OrgAbuseEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor other uses...
Yes, if you are having a problem on another website where they are illegally posting your work, you can use this in that instance too. Before trying to adapt this for yourself, ensure you understand how to properly use the DMCA
. Also, this link
has 3 stock letters you can use for different instances of infringement depending on your need. In the case presented above, the website CANNOT be contacted, so we need to use the letter that is for the web host. If we could contact the website owner, we would use the Cease and Desist first (or just write them a nice non-threatening letter first asking them to take down our art).
It is also important to note that you should always do your research on the website and host first. These letters will only hold legal ground in the USA or for users of US-hosted sites. Europe and Canada usually will follow through as well. But don't bother Russia, China, Japan, India, etc with your DMCA problems because they won't care. In that case, try to the letter for the Search Engines showing your work in the results for those websites.
Great ways to find out WHO has your work, how to contact them, or who to go to if you can't contact them as in the case my journal discusses (example used for these searches is deviantart.com)...From InternicFrom Who.isFrom DomaintoolsFrom BetterWhoIsFrom NetworkSolutionsGood Luck!Obviously, if you don't care when people take your work and claim it as theirs or repost/edit/manipulate it without your permission/consent, then this doesn't apply to you. Please don't bash me or other users for caring what happens to our hard work. Many thanks.