Today I received a DMCA complaint for reblogging a wordpress bloggers blog post. WORSTPRESS sent me the following complaint……
Aline F. (Automattic)
Jun 10, 18:21 UTC
We’ve received the DMCA takedown notice below regarding material published on your WordPress.com site, which means the complainant is asserting ownership of this material and claiming that your use of it is not permitted by them or the law. As required by the DMCA, we have disabled public access to the material.
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— BEGIN NOTICE —
First name: David
Last name: Kent
Address: Quince Cottage
ZIP: NN12 8HU
Country: United Kingdom (GB)
Phone number: 07785 723906
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright holder: David Kent writing as Romantic Dominant
Location of unauthorized material:
Location of original materials:
Description of original materials:
A short poem and photograph entitled Maybe Somewhere
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.
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.
I acknowledge that a copy of this infringement notice and any correspondence related to it, including any contact information I provided above (address, telephone number, and email address), will be forwarded to the user who uploaded the content at issue.
Digital signature: David Kent
Signed on: 2018-06-07 12:49:44
— END NOTICE —
Aline F. – Community Guardian
WORSTPRESS allows reblogging of it’s bloggers post. Now if a blogger wishes to not have his/her blog content reblogged, all that genius has to do is check the box in settings that DISABLES the reblog feature.
My response to WORSTPRESS IS AS FOLLOWS…….
2:28 PM (49 minutes ago)