| 5:45 pm on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)|
DMCA is a USA law. The domain is regged with a Chinese organization. The site is hosted in China. There's a possibility they may not be inclined to observe the laws of the United States.
| 3:53 am on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
That is true. However, DMCA is applicable in several countries besides USA as well.
In this case, I think the only option is to fill the Chinese Word Document and send an email to Youku to delete the content. I wonder if they will even consider to take action on an email written in English.
I guess I am going to need an English to Chinese translator to do the work.
| 7:47 am on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
So I am right.
|However, DMCA is applicable in several countries besides USA as well. |
Oh, so I am wrong? I am either right or I am either wrong. I can't be both. ;)
Are you saying that China requires their citizens to obey United States laws?
Please name the countries that require their citizens to follow United States laws.
| 11:24 am on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Most (at least western) countries have similar copyright laws and notice and take-down procedures. So while sending a letter and demanding the takedown of infringing content might not be called a "DMCA notice" the procedure is often very much the same.
So actually you are both right and wrong. It's often the same thing with another name.
| 2:31 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
China would certainly not follow DMCA. However, a notice and takedown policy is followed by Europe (EU Electronic Commerce Directive) as well.
I have not seen a similar policy or procedure in place for China where Copyright Infringement is well known.
In the case of Youku, I do not intend to file a DMCA Take Down notice as it is not applicable.
Their way of complying with the laws is to ask you to fill a Microsoft Word Document (completely in Chinese) and mail them.
Like every other copyright infringement notice, Youku's Word Document requests for the same set of information as a DMCA too.
Different names of the Policies but similar ways of operating.
| 8:07 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
What is your problem with them using your video ? It's just more advertising for you !
Dmca is only for US and you have 0% chance to do anything against foreign website, people who tell something else are just dreaming.
| 9:55 am on Jan 22, 2013 (gmt 0)|
The trouble with discussions like this is that DCMA seems to be regarded by some as a generic term for a take down request in the same way as Hoover gets used (in the UK at least) as a generic term for a vacuum cleaner.
If you start explicitly quoting DCMA at a non US recipient, even if there is an analagous local procedure, the immediate reaction is likely to consist of two words.