joined:June 8, 2007
We received a DMCA Notice this morning. The "infringing" article has been on our site since 2006 (this can be verified at archive.org). We BOUGHT a license to USE the article at constant-content.com in 2006. The article in question is still available at constant-content.com, for any person to purchase. There is no unique/full rights available on this article.
The person who filed the DMCA complaint claimed that he owns the copyright (the article was added only recently on his site), but needless to say, Google disabled Adsense on our ENTIRE site. I faxed, and submitted an electronic counter notice, explaining that we have not infringed on the copyright of the complainant, providing receipts etc. I also emailed the complainant. He emailed me back and apologized. He also emailed Google Support (but I donít think they respond to emails).
How long will it take for Google to act? Do I just wait? I feel like Iíve been fired, while Iíve been working day and night for "my employer". Does the complainant just get away with his "mistake"?