Msg#: 4324210 posted 7:00 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
ok, I've done a considerable amount of DMCA's for content theft, and Trademark abuse over many, many years with great success.
But, I've noticed literally Thousands of pages utilizing a trademark for a specific product belonging to one of my customers.
Usually I just let the garbage pages snuff themselves out (which they normally do within a few weeks to months due to thin content) unless I'm feeling especially froggy that day and want to make some noise.
I've noticed lately that these pages are becoming more and more prevalent over the last couple months. Literally thousands of pages using the company trademark and content snippets from the customers site.
It's not like they will overtake us in the SERPs, but I just can't believe all of this blatent abuse by all these domains on co.cc. (I'm sure you've seen at least 1 example of their handywork)
Do I really have to submit thousands of DMCA's to them and G?
I doubt sending DMCA's to these people will stop them, but am I really faced with spending weeks submitting DMCA's to G to have them removed from the listings?
Msg#: 4324210 posted 12:57 am on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't think .co.cc are real top-level domains. I thnk they are subdomains that a Korean company lets people use free for one year, but they have to pay an annual fee starting the second year. So most of them will probably disappear after one year..
The law tends to go by where the server is physically located, not where the domain is registered. And speaking of registration: are they registered trademarks ® or simply in-use trademarks ™ ? In some jurisdictions this can make a big difference. (See www.uspto.gov for the US version.) Why bother about taking down a single website when you can squash the owner in Federal court?