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DMCA - Google bans the infringing pages or entire site?

 6:49 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dear all,

I recently noticed that some websites are using my copyright materials. I have filed Google about this violation. And my questions here is that:

Google will ban the webpages which copy the copyright content or the entire site?

What if our website, company is not located in USA, will DMCA be applicable?

Tks for any of your reply.




 3:31 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google will ban the pages that infringe, not the other pages on the site.

I don't think where you are located matters. I think the DMCA should apply to pages shown in Google SERPS in the US. (Could be wrong about this, but that's my understanding.)


 6:06 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

DMCA is simply the ratification by the U.S. Congress of the international WIPO treaty -- A search on that term will turn up more info. Under U.S. jurisdiction, Google refers to the DMCA, but applies it regardless of the country in which the "complainant" site and "defendant" site are located, as called for by the WIPO treaty.



 1:54 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dear Jim and Beren,

Thank you for your input.

It is great news that Google ban only the infringement pages, because if they ban entire site, I will draw back my copyright suitcase - it is very brutal to give others a Death Sentence - banning for life, everyone wants to earn a living.

Will Google ban the Infringement pages for life? I think that they should not.




 2:00 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

As long as the copyrighted material is on those URLs and the copyright has not expired, I think they must, and should.


 2:10 am on May 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

>everyone wants to earn a living.

Not true, not true at all. Some people want to steal it.

You're doing a disservice to all honest people, not to discourage theft. Do your bit for the global economy, and help get those thieves back to making license plates or breaking rocks or flipping burgers--or some other HONEST way of EARNING a living.

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