Use The DMCA Takedown Notice To Deal With The Violation Of Copyright – Business

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Finding an illegal or unauthorized use of your products online is very upsetting. One of the solutions for this issue is to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney for assistance. But in case you have not registered your product prior to the infringement, you won’t be eligible for statutory damages. Attorneys take such cases only under particular circumstances and pursuing such an infringement will cost you a lot, as you will have to pay the attorney on an hourly basis. Another alternative is that you yourself send a cease and desist and/or demand for payment to the infringer but, such requests are mostly ignored.The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, commonly known as DMCA is another option. DMCA is a United States Copyright law that was enacted in 1998. It implemented treaties signed at the 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva conference. It addresses a wide range of issues, as well as the rights and obligations of owners of the copyrighte d products, who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been breached online. DMCA also focuses on the rights and obligations of OSP / ISP (Internet Service Providers) on whose servers or networks the infringing material can be found. The DMCA takedown is an action taken by a copyright holder, his agent or any person who acts on behalf of the copyright holder, in order to solve a copyright infringement.Under this, the copyright holder or his agent requests a website owner, its hosting company or ISP to remove or block access to the material that violates the copyrights. This action should be taken by sending a DMCA take down notice to the website owner, hosting company or ISP. A DMCA takedown notice must be prepared as per the rules and the information mentioned in the notice must also be accurate and properly formatted, as it may otherwise be ignored by the website owner, hosting company and ISP. After the hosting company and the ISP have received the notice, the y must respond as soon as possible. It usually takes up to 10 days to remove content and block access to it.Guardlex.com is a leading online source that allows intellectual property (IP) owners to fight with the unauthorized distribution of their products or illegal usage of their trademarks, on the web. The company has gained recognition for serving a majority of businesses and individuals who have online businesses. Guardlex.com provides different segments of customers with a comprehensive solution and also offers them numerous Protection plans. The wide range of services offered by the firm includes DMCA takedown services, basic protection of website’s content, as well as the Pro-Active protection plan which is known for providing maximum anti-piracy content protection.

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