Wednesday, March 25, 2009

DMCA Copyright Takedown Notice

I just received a DMCA takedown notice for several posts either by Ron Simmons, on Ron Simmons site, or in one case just about Ron Simmons. Apparently Mr. Simmons is trying to clean up what he has said.

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.

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We are asking that you please remove the allegedly infringing content in
your blog. If you do not do this within the next 3 days (by 3/28/09), we will be forced to remove the posts in question. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see
I just received the following takedown notice for several post either by Ron Simmons, or on Ron Simmons site, or in one case just mentioning Ron Simmons. Apparently Ron Simmons is trying to clean up his name online.

Here is the notice:

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel. If you have any other questions about this notification, please let us know.


The Blogger Team

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