Copyright Bullying is Real!
In our practice, we often see situations where copyright owners file takedown notices with a hosting service or an online service provider, which has no basis in law or fact and are solely meant to intimidate the target of the takedown notice. Typically these takedown notices are filed against a competitor. Many people are not aware that under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a counter-notice may be submitted to the online service provider, which requires that the content be put back up.
Have you or your business been the target of a wrongfully asserted takedown notice under the DMCA requiring content be removed from your website? If so, there may be actions you can take to have the content returned to your website. Contact Laura Hagan, of our office to determine if you have grounds to submit a counter-notice.