IMPORTANT – Please read this ENTIRE PAGE carefully. If you fail to follow the instructions on this page, it is virtually certain your request will be denied, so PLEASE take the time to read the WHOLE page.
Most images appearing on scamfound.com are submitted by our users who are prohibited from uploading images unless they are the lawful copyright owner. Other images may be obtained from third party sources only when doing so constitutes fair use under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act; 17 U.S.C. § 107 above.
If you are a copyright owner and you believe the use of your images on this site is infringing in any way, please contact us immediately. We will promptly consider any valid takedown demand as long as the demand meets all requirements of the DMCA and as long as the specific use of the image (s) is not clearly fair use. To be clear – our promise to review your notice does not guarantee removal; we only promise to review your request promptly.
VERY IMPORTANT – If you are unfamiliar with copyright law and/or the DMCA, we strongly suggest that you consult a lawyer or other professional experienced before sending us a removal notice. DMCA takedown requests are important legal documents. When misused, DMCA notices can have “drastic consequences”. Perfect 10 v. CCBill, LLC, 488 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 2007). Consequences include payment of damages and significant legal fees. See Online Policy Group v. Diebold Inc., 337 F.Supp.2d 1195 (NDCal. 2004) (holding, “any person who sends a cease and desist letter with knowledge that claims of infringement are false may be liable for damages [and attorney’s fees].” )
NOTE – The DMCA is 100% free. You do not need to pay anything to submit a takedown notice. However, many websites charge fees to help you prepare a DMCA notice. For example, DMCA.com currently charges a fee of $ 199.00.
If you are uncomfortable preparing your own DMCA notice and want help, WE STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST USING WEBSITES LIKE DMCA.com. In our opinion, DMCA.com is a ripoff because they take your money but you still have to do most of the work. Rather than paying a service like DMCA.com, we recommend that you simply spend some time researching how to prepare a DMCA notice.
If you have already tried researching the law and you still feel uncomfortable, we recommend talking to a lawyer who has experience dealing with copyright issues. Lawyers are not cheap, but many will give you a half hour consultation for less than the cost of paying a website like DMCA.com. In our view, that’s money well spent.
II. HOW TO SUBMIT A COPYRIGHT REMOVAL REQUEST
At a minimum, DMCA notices must include at least the following things:
(1) Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
NOTE — the DMCA requires that you provide this information. However, we understand that some people are uncomfortable giving us their address or phone. As a courtesy, we are willing to waive that requirement as long as your request otherwise complies with all other aspects of the DMCA. So, if you don’t want to provide your address or phone, that’s fine — you can simply say: “Address/Phone available upon request”.
(2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(3) The exact URL or web address where the alleged infringing material is located NOTE: a description such as “the 3rd image on page 4” is NOT sufficient because we add new content all the time and images may shift location. Also, a description such as “that picture of me” is unacceptable because we do not know who you are. You must provide the exact URL of the post at issue. You can get the URL by clicking on the title of the post and then looking at the address bar on the top of that page. Failure to include the exact URL may result in your request being delayed or rejected.
(4) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent or the law;
(5) Your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf (it’s OK to just type your full name at the end of your notice); and
(6) A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please email your DMCA removal request to Removal Service!
Please be patient. DMCA notices are usually reviewed only during normal business hours from 9-5 Monday through Friday (Arizona time). If we believe that your notice is valid, we will remove the image(s) identified in the notice. However, we DO NOT respond to notices or explain why a particular notice was not honored.
Because we cannot give you legal advice, we will not respond to any emails asking “Why did you deny my DMCA request?” or “What should I do so you will honor my DMCA requests?” These types of legal questions should be presented to a local attorney in your area who can explain your rights and options.
NOTE: If you submit a removal request and you are NOT the copyright owner, or if you make any false statement in your demand (including a statement that our use of images is infringing when the use is clearly fair), you should be aware that the law imposes substantial liability for any damages and any attorney’s fees incurred as a result; see 17 U.S.C. § 512(f).
Repeat Infringer Policy: https://www.scamfound.com takes copyright law seriously. In addition to removing infringing content when appropriate, we will block access to the site by any user who we determine to be a repeat infringer. For the purposes of this policy, a “repeat infringer” is defined as any person who is deemed to have uploaded infringing content three (3) or more times within a period of six (6) months.
Last Updated: December 30, 2016
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