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Google DMCA Notices
tapper




msg:4484030
 11:27 am on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)


Can anyone advise what Google's DMCA notification process is for
web search.

What emails / notifications will Google send to let you know if there
has been a DMCA complaint ?

My main concern is that a malicious complaint gets made and you receive
no notification from Google and are not able to file a counter.

Never had one or expect one but would like to know Google has some
procedures to give notice.

 

AG4Life




msg:4484176
 3:16 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Had one a couple of months ago. I got notified about a day or two after two pages were removed from the SERP, this was via the contact email address linked to my Google Webmaster Tools account. A message was also available in the webmaster tools account.

It was about a week after that I received the actual DMCA notice, detailing the reasons why the pages were removed. This then allowed me to file a successful counter-notification, and both pages were eventually re-instated back into the index in about 2 or 3 week's time.

It turned out that the original DMCA noticed was filed in error (or rather, it had links as part of the notice that shouldn't have been on the take-down list), and the company responsible has since apologised personally to me for the mishap.

Still, it's easy to see how competitors can abuse the system to their advantage, especially now since Google has started devaluing websites that receive too many DMCA notices.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4484178
 3:30 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

What emails / notifications will Google send to let you know if there
has been a DMCA complaint ?
They will send you a DMCA take down notice.
(assuming the DMCA was raised with them.)

My main concern is that a malicious complaint gets made and you receive
no notification from Google and are not able to file a counter.
Well, if it is your writings/images, then you'll have nothing to worry about. If, however, you are using other people's images or writing...

And if they write to you, you'll have every option to counter-claim.

Never had one or expect one but would like to know Google has some
procedures to give notice.
Worry about it when you receive one. Until then, carry on life as usual.
tapper




msg:4484563
 8:56 am on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

AG4Life's story is what worries me.

His pages were removed first and then he received notifications from Google afterwards. He then got them reinstated but this would seem to fit the case of justice delayed is justice denied.

Surely Google should be following the process of notifying webmasters and allowing them time to file a counter before removing pages ?

HuskyPup




msg:4484577
 9:48 am on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

And then again if a rip-off site is outside of US jurisdiction nothing matters, they can do what they like with total impunity!

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