What happens if something you created shows up on another person’s website? You ask, “How do I get rid of it”? “How do I write an Internet takedown notice”?
A take-down notice allows you to notify the infringing user of his or her unlawful use of your work or photos. Users who fail to remove this material could face legal liability. In case you weren’t aware, there are laws to protect your copyrighted work on the Internet, as well as personal things, such as pictures of you.
Now, how to start? What do you write? With a little research, you can find the infringing user’s email address. What needs to be included?
Include the following:
- Tell the user that you own the copyrighted work or photos and they are in violation of your rights
- List a description of this mater
- Explain how the user is not authorized to use this work
- Show how your take-down notice conforms to the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act The material needs to be removed immediately If it is not, legal action will be taken
- List your contact information if there are any questions
You need to be very careful in how you word your take-down notice. If you need help, it is important to contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney. An attorney at the Law Offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck can draft a take-down notice on your behalf and help you pursue any further action.