Copyright infringement of owned digital content is now considered a very lowly act. Fortunately, there are a number of well-thought out laws to prevent it from happening at all. Federal and state law recognizes how grave the matter is and they have prescribed serious consequences for those that suffer from the illness of plagiarism. Dmca is the regulating body that issues something called a dmca notice which is sent to website owners and designers who have stolen someone else’s work and are attempting to make money in the process. There is no particularly specific definition of what comes under digital content exactly but it is quite understood that videos, audio clips, images, photographs, written material or articles which belong to someone are off limits for everyone else. Copyright is so common that we wouldn’t even think twice if we saw the same image or the same article on several different websites. It has fast become a way of life for many people.
Dmca encompasses many different ideals and tries to enforce them through the use of the dmca notice, wherever possible. Dmca holds the full force of the federal law and they can be relied on to solve any copyright troubles you might currently be facing. It is better to accept the sad truth that your content is not safe and then do something about it rather than wait for some plagiarist to come along and steal your material without your knowledge. The way dmca tackles situations is by reviewing your case details and then coming up with clever ways to evade the loopholes you have fallen into. The culprit will be caught with the minimum possible damage being done to your website credibility and overall mental state. Dmca is the authority to contact if you come across a strange website that is plagiarizing content and reaping viewers and revenue through it. Identification is naturally the first step. The next step will undoubtedly be to isolate the source of the theft and then work from there as best you can.
The minute you realize that your content has been used or is in danger of being used soon by a particularly nefarious website, you must attempt to pass on this knowledge to the web host of that site who will not be hard to locate. Most sites display the names and logos of their hosting companies so that will give you your first real starting point. Also, try to inform advertising agencies (who may be aiding that website with money) that the website has illegal material floating on it. By contacting these two parties, you are making sure that the site can no longer continue its line of work. You then go on to reporting that site to dmca and having them issue an official dmca notice which will take down the site from everyone’s sight till they can get their game back together.
The online license of the website may be taken away and they can only bounce back together after making some serious amends. It is unlikely that the site will stay up and continue to damage other people’s peace of mind. This kind of theft does not involve reader or user comments and it is only under exceptional circumstances that you will be able to pursue a case based on someone copying your work to prove a point. Comments and reviews tend to be the reader’s business and any material that is used for that (as long as it is not the entirety of the research) is allowed by law. Dmca’s advanced scanning system will identify right away when something is fishy.