Online Fraud and Abuse
Successful Use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
When a blogger posted email exchanges directly from a hacked computer, and the exchanges contained copyrighted material, Ifrah Law utilized the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). DMCA takedowns are a powerful tool in data piracy issues, providing a process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement.
Ifrah Law sent DMCA notices to the two web hosting services in California and Pennsylvania, requesting the immediate takedown of the sites due to copyright infringement. Almost immediately upon receiving the request, the web hosts took down the site or the offending material. We sent a similar notice to Facebook, which took down the offending material, as well.
Copying and stealing of content does not have to be taken for granted on the Internet. Trademarks and intellectual property can and should be protected. You can stop it, and Ifrah Law can show you how.