followgreg - 7:19 am on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I run a fairly popular forum and received a DMCA complaint in webmastertools yesterday.
The complaint is about 1 message, posted by a regular member, in which 3 sentences may have been copied from some blog.
I immediately removed the forum thread permanently and the infringing page is now a 404.
Should I answer the DMCA by saying I did remove the content?
Or should I just forget about it?
I know the plaintiff and he's been looking for anything to bring my forum down for about a year.
I'm not even sure that my member had copied or if it was the other way around... I am suprised that Google agreed because it was such generic piece of content!
Obviously, it is extremely difficult to regulate this sort of things on a forum with 1,000's of members. Do you guys have any advice?