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Sarina's cease and desist letter
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Sarina's Cease and Desist (DMCA) Letter
Authors, you have my permission to copy my letter (below) and to use it for your own purposes. Just don't forget to personalize it. :)
I, Sarina Bowen, have full authority to act as the copyright owner. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner of the following works.
The following titles are being traded illegally via this particular page(s) and user through your site and page(s):
TITLE by Sarina Bowen
LINK GOES HERE
I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
Stated again: The use of my copyrighted work has not been authorized by me and I have a good faith belief that it has not been authorized by any agent of mine or the law. These users do not have permission from me, my agents or my publishers to offer these books for download. This constitutes theft on the part of your users and this note serves as official notice of illegal activity taking place through your website.
Treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization including the
Berne Convention (Worldwide) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (United Kingdom)
Copyright Act 2000 (Belize) Copyright Act 1968 and Copyright Amendment Act 2006 (Australia)
Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament (European Union)
Copyright Act of 1976 and all subsequent amendments, including Digita Millennium Copyright Act 1998 and Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999 (United States of America)
Please cease and desist from allowing the uploading and trading of these materials immediately and, where possible, set a filter to reject future submissions.
Author and copyright owner,
Sarina Bowen PO Box XXX YOURCITY, YOURSTATE, YOURZIP. Verification at http://sarinabowen.com/contact.
Pirates who profit
Sometimes you'll find a pirate site that's taking Paypal donations. There is a mechanism to report those. Two steps:
- Download Paypal's complaint form at this link. Don't write your own DMCA, just use their form.
- Mail the completed for to: email@example.com.