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Possible copyright theft

Unread postby KhonsuMes » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:52 am

Hi Cat:

I just ran across this plagiarizing site: prayer-candles.blogspot.com

Some of the blog posts are lifted from the LM Candle Magic page, without ascription, links to LM, or thanks:

At least one has an image.

There are a couple of ads that look like they could be the sponsors', but don't seem to go anywhere. Maybe the site is effectively moribund.

Admins, please edit as needed!
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Re: Copyright theft by prayer-candles.blogspot.com

Unread postby catherineyronwode » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:29 pm

Thanks, KhonsuMes!

The entire site consists only of plagiariam -- 15 urls from my site forming the bulk of the material.

Here is the text of the DMCA takedown notice i have sent to google.com, which is the owner of blogger.com, where the stolen material is hosted:

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Blogger

* Required field

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged
infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S.
Copyright Office Web Site, http://lcWeb.loc.gov/copyright/)
and other applicable intellectual property laws. Responses
may include removing or disabling access to material claimed
to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating
subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to
such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact
the owner or administrator of the affected site or content
so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to
sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act. It is our policy to
document all notices of alleged infringement on which we
act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be
sent to one or more third parties who may make it available
to the public.

Infringement notification

Infringement Notification for Blogger

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must submit
the form provided below. Please note that you will be liable
for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you
materially misrepresent that a product or activity is
infringing your copyrights. Indeed, in a recent case (please
see
http://www.onlinepolicy.org/action/legp ... v_diebold/
for more information), a company that sent an infringement
notification seeking removal of online materials that were
protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such
costs and attorneys fees. The company agreed to pay over
$100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material
available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that
you first contact an attorney.

Contact Information

First name: *

caterine

Last name: *

yronwode

Company Name: *

Lucky Mojo Curio Co.

Copyright holder you represent: *

I represent myself, the author, catherine yronwode

Your email address: *

catherine@yronwode.com

Country:

United States of America

YOUR COPYRIGHTED WORK

Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you
believe has been infringed upon (for example, "The
copyrighted work at issue is the image that appears on
(http://www.mywebsite.com/gn/shared/1234 ... 213141516/
test.jpg)" or other information sufficient to specify the
copyrighted work being infringed (for example, "The
copyrighted work at issue is the “Touch Not This Cat” by
Dudley Smith, published by Smith Publishing, ISBN
#0123456789 Location of copyrighted work (where your
authorized work is located): *

[15 URLS from my site]

What is the copyrighted work?: *

(1) Text: HOW TO READ DIVINATION SIGNS FROM CANDLE-BURNING ,
(2) Text: Laying Down Tricks and Disposing of Ritual Remains
(4) Image: Brown crucifx candle ,
(5) Text: DRESSING, MARKING, MEASURING, LIGHTING, AND EXTINGUISHING CANDLES ,
(6) Text: A SIMPLE HOUSE BLESSING CANDLE SPELL WITH FOUR COINS ,
(7) Image: House Blessing brand Candle ,
(8) Text: PULL-OUT CANDLES: REFILLS FOR NOVENA CANDLES AND VIGIL LIGHTS ,
(9) Text: UNLABELLED PLAIN GLASS ENCASED VIGIL CANDLES ,
(10) Text: GLASS ENCASED VIGIL CANDLES ,
(11) Text: GLASS ENCASEDRELIGIOUS NOVENA CANDLES ,
(12) Image: Altered art of Maximon candle ,
(13) Text: VOTIVE CANDLES, LUX PERPETUA CANDLES, and TEA LIGHTS ,
(14) Text: THE SYMBOLISM OF FIGURAL CANDLES ,
(15) Text: COLOUR SYMBOLISM IN CANDLE MAGIC .

LOCATION OF INFRINGING MATERIAL IN THE BLOG

Identify the material that you claim is infringing the
copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. YOU MUST IDENTIFY
EACH POST BY PERMALINK OR DATE THAT ALLEGEDLY CONTAINS THE
INFRINGING MATERIAL. The permalink for a post is usually
found by clicking on the timestamp or title of the post. For
example, “The blog where my copyrighted work is published on
is
http://copyright.blogspot.com/archives/ ... 02_example.
html.” Location (URL) of infringing material in the catalog.

(Please enter one URL per line): *

[15 stolen URLS]

If the infringing content concerns a third party link

[not applicable] -- this is not a third-party infringement;
the data above identifies each item as a direct infringement
of my work only.

Sworn Statements

[V] I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted
materials described above as allegedly infringing is not
authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

Please check the required field to confirm.

[V] I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information
in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright
owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an
exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please check the required field to confirm.

Please note that a copy of each legal notice we receive is
sent to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it.
As such, your letter (with your personal information
removed) will be forwarded to Chilling Effects
(http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication. You can
see an example of such a publication at
http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/ ... ?NoticeID=
861. A link to your published letter will be displayed in
Google's search results in place of the removed content

Signature

Signed on this date of: *

December 26, 2010

Signature: *

catherine yronwode

Your digital signature is as legally binding as a physical
signature.

Please note that we will not process your complaint if it
isn't properly filled out or if the complaint is incomplete.
If multiple Google products are affected, please submit a
notice for each affected product. Instructions for filing a
DMCA notice for each product can be found at
http://www.google.com/dmca.html.

Account Termination

Many Google Services do not have account holders or
subscribers. For Services that do, Google will, in
appropriate circumstances, terminate repeat infringers. If
you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat
infringer, please follow the instructions above to contact
Google's DMCA agent and provide information sufficient for
us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a
repeat infringer.

REPEAT INFRINGER:

FIFTEEN INSTANCES -- virtually the entirety of this blogger
account's content -- are direct copyright theft from my
popular web site. The intention was, as should be obvious,
to SELL ADS using stolen content. The person is anonymous,
and has stolen my writing not for attention or fame, but to
garner advertising revenue by illegally publishing material
which i have written in support of my own commercial
enterprise, the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
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Re: Possible copyright theft

Unread postby KhonsuMes » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:43 am

Hi Cat:
I am happy to have helped find the plagiarizing and copy-right theft by prayer-candles.blogspot.com.

Still, I'm sad this kind of thing happens and that constant diligence is needed to take the sites down.
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Re: Possible copyright theft

Unread postby Miss Tammie Lee » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:06 pm

I hope I'm wrong about this ... but Miss Cat please go to http://www.spellsofmagic.com/spells -- look at the Fiery Wall of Protection spell Miss Cat.
There is a spellcaster with a 561 area code which is West Palm Beach, although I am not certain this is her site. I did not see a list under the wholesalers for "Florida". (here at home Lucky Mojo).
Apparently the company is located in Pennsylvania. 717- I just googled the name of it.
I have this printed. It says it was created by user 18649, and this appears to be some type of forum. There is a place to report on this (that site) site for copywrite infringement.
Again I hope I'm wrong.
Work the Lucky Mojo products for you and for those that you hold dearly!!!
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Re: Possible copyright theft

Unread postby Lady RubyRavn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:35 pm

Not sure how long it takes for them to remove the infringing site/material, but the site is still up. I'm sure you're keeping tabs, but I know how time slips by when you're busy and you forget to check back on something.

Blessings!
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