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I just sent a reinclusion request and a fax to Google and waiting for an answer.
Can anyone encountered the same issue?
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).
This is exactly how Google should be doing things per the DMCA.