Recently we published an article about digital copyright violations. A subsequent post noted that Homepreneurs was a victim of repeated copyright infringement. An official DMCA complaint form was filed with the website hosting company and followed up with information requested by the host. We are pleased to state that the offending writer’s web pages were removed by the website hosting within a week of filing the complaint.
In a recent post we discussed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its importance in protecting copyrighted material on the Internet. Homepreneurs has been a repeated victim of exactly this problem. A anonymous writer has re-posted our material and profited from it by selling advertising on his website. As you are aware, no money is made from this blog or any related social network concern. I was finally able to track down the violators website host and file a formal DMCA complaint with their legal department
The DMCA (Digital Media Copyright Act or Digital Millennium Copyright Act) was signed into law in 1998 by then-President Bill Clinton. The DMCA is a Federal copyright law meant to curb Internet piracy of digital media. The ‘Act’ is evolving and has affected major Internet companies such as Napster, Kazaa, and Limewire. In essence, “the DMCA restricts the ability to make, sell, or distribute devices which circumvent (or get around) copyright protection. This means you are not allowed to make or use programs that allow users to get by any technical measures that control access to a copyrighted work.