Syzygy - 3:42 pm on Feb 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I wish that we could once and for all lay to rest the notion that sending an envelope to yourself that contains one's works is in any way a legal means of proving copyright ownership! Bury it, and bury it good!
eHow respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been reproduced and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit eHow to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material);
your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement that the information in your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached at:
15801 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 974-4780 (fax)
It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances any Account for repeated infringement of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, and we also reserve the right to terminate an Account for even one instance of infringement.
On the face of it that seems pretty clear cut. Anyone actually sought to have content removed from the site?