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Google and DMCA

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9:47 am on Jul 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Over the years my things have been copied on other sites, and they possibly influence my rankings at the moment.

I read somewhere that there is a long waiting time before Google acts on DMCA reports, but if they do, what happens?

You have to supply queries where your copied content shows up, and after your successful complaint, the copied content is not shown for those queries, but instead a warning message is displayed.

Is it so, that for every query where the copied content would have shown up, the warning shows?

And, assuming my rankings are lower because of the copies, will there be any difference after filing successful complaints?, or does this only happen after the page is taken down?

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Gede

3:11 pm on July 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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We sent a complaint over and the site was removed from the search results fairly quickly. The site was replaced in their search results by a link to the report that we sent to them.
11:29 am on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Excuse me for the bump.

But I am getting worried about the time frame where things "are done".

No idea if I can expect action within a week, month or year...

Do you get some sort of confirmation email? I didn't send the faxes myself, and have no idea if they have been received ....

thanks...

6:49 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My understanding is all DMCA's must be submitted by mail. If you don't hear from Google after 6-8 weeks then you should contact them.

The only people who seemed to enjoy fax relationships with Google were the offenders. With time I noticed many major sites had very cordial relationships with Google.

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I sent them one via fax, to the fax number listed on their DMCA information page that they said to send it too. Within 24 hours I received confirmation of the fax via email, and they acted on the request within about one week.
12:05 am on July 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I meant to say quite a few companies enjoyed relationships with Google where they just filed the counter-notifications by E-Mail. It looked like a form Google provided to the offenders since different companies had the same form.
8:59 am on July 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I sent them one via fax, to the fax number listed on their dmca information page that they said to send it too. Within 24 hours I received confirmation of the fax via email, and they acted on the request within about one week.

Within 24 hours!

Blimey, I submitted a fax on 8th July and have not heard anything.

Does anyone know if there's an email that you can use to check whether they have received? I am UK based and need to get this moving asap.

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1:48 pm on July 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Mine were filed on the 4th of July..

I only got a reply from a Blogger DMCA I filed (blog already removed), others no reply yet.

2:14 pm on July 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Cheers Gede - good to see with all their technology they have set up a simple fax received response email just to let you know they are on the case ;)