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Inclusion After DMCA Removal

When the content has been removed, how to get the site back into Google?

     
8:34 am on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Today, I noticed that my site listing is being removed by Google. When I entered my domain name as the search term, my site disappears in the search results, also I found some text on the bottom of the results page.
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In response to a complaint we received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 6 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint for these removed results.
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I also found a link in the text above, appears that my site is being removed since I formerly listed KaZaA software on my site. So I just removed that page, will Google reinclude my website?

I just sent a reinclusion request and a fax to Google and waiting for an answer.

Can anyone encountered the same issue?

4:41 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I had 10 pages (not entire site) removed from Google because a competitor made a false copyright claim. Rather than fight it out in court, the images were replaced with others and I sent a DMCA reinclusion request (email, fax, USPS) to Google. About 2 - 3 weeks later the pages were re-included in the search results.
5:42 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wow - this looks like a significant change to Google's policy:

[google.com...]

We have a competitor that has ripped off quite a bit of our text. We filed a DMCA complaint with his ISP (after e-mailing him) and he went through and changed a few words - but it is still our text.

We were going to file a DMCA complaint with google, but, PREVIOUSLY, Google's DMCA policy was this:
- One party files a DMCA
- Google notifies the other party that they will be removing the pages
- The other person has a window of time to file a reinclusion request.
- IF the person files a reinclusion request, they are automatically put back into the system and the original party has 14 days to file a lawsuit if they want anything done.

The policy I linked above appears to show that pages will be removed without any question, and the only way to have them reincluded is to file a "penalty of perjury" statement that would make a lawsuit much easier. In other words, it now appears that the process is titled in favor of the plaintiff.

I need to check with my client as they might be interested in making such a filing with the new policy (the old policy seemed almost worthless as it was so easy to be reincluded).

Thanks,

Christopher

5:29 am on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>The policy I linked above appears to show that pages will be removed without any question, and the only way to have them reincluded is to file a "penalty of perjury" statement that would make a lawsuit much easier. In other words, it now appears that the process is titled in favor of the plaintiff.

This is exactly how Google should be doing things per the DMCA.

3:06 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, according to DMCA that seems to be the idea. My competitor makes a claim and I'm assumed guilty regardless of the facts. Whatever happened to the 'innocent until PROVEN guilty' idea.
 

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