DMCA takedown notice... What do I do now?
June 7, 2010 10:00 PM Subscribe
My webhost just got a DMCA takedown notice for my site. One catch, my site wasn't hosting or in anyway linking to the alleged content. What now? Please help.
posted by anonymous to law & government (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(I know that none of you are "my" lawyer)
So, I received an email from my host that my site was being suspended due to a DMCA notice. My host forwarded the notice along to me and it mentions that my site is being used to host or distribute malicious software using their copyrighted materials.
My site did not host any software at all. My site did not link to any software downloads. Obviously this copyright holder saw my site and thought that I may be hosting something like this so they sent the DMCA.
I'm very shaken up and frightened as I do not wish to be sued by this company. What should I do? What should I not do?
I have already contacted my host telling them that:
1) I wasn't hosting what they claim I was
2) I don't want my site to ever be put back online, keep it disabled.
3) I do not wish to file a counter notification.
I do not want to be sued. I couldn't care less about my website being disabled, it is not worth fighting a lawsuit over. I am in the USA.If I just keep the site offline will I be okay?
As far as I know this was just a take down notice to my host, they cooperated and removed my site so there is no more alleged infringement for them to go after, correct?
To those of you who will undoubtedly tell me to lawyer up: I really do hope that will be unnecessary. I also have no money and I just feel like copyright attorneys don't give free consultations.... Maybe I could contact the EFF?