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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter

January 17, 2013

 

Sender Information:
MAGNOLIA PICTURES
Sent by: [Private]
Web Sheriff
London, London, W6 9DX, UK

Recipient Information:
[Private]
Twitter
San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA


Sent via: online form
Re: Infringement Notification via Twitter Complaint

DMCA Takedown Notice:

Reporter: I am an authorized representative of the copyright owner.
Copyright Owner: MAGNOLIA PICTURES
Name: [redacted]
Company: Web Sheriff
Job title: Creative Protection

City: London
State/Province: London
Country: UK
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Reported Twitter account: @greeksubs

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/greeksubs/status/289582050116255744

Reported Tweet Content: John Dies At The End 2012 HDRip XviD HS by GV srt: other q.gs/3GDqC #Greeksubtitles

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 11 2013 03:58:35 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @Pedro____

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/Pedro____/status/289553043605835777

Reported Tweet Content: @ToxicPossession thepiratebay.se/torrent/797103… a legenda vc acha pela internet ae

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 11 2013 02:03:19 via Tweetbot for iOS

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @MenteComunal

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/MenteComunal/status/289426918611234816

Reported Tweet Content: John Dies at the End (2012) (HDRip) subtitulada (1 link) - Mente Comunal mente-comunal.net/posts/tvpelicu… vía @Mente Comunal

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 17:42:09 via Tweet Button

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @Ares22Rus

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/Ares22Rus/status/288928623371632640

Reported Tweet Content: В финале Джон умрет / John Dies at the End (2012) HDRip / Комедии торрент, Фантастика торрент, Ужасы торренты addtorrent.ru/movies/comedy/…

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 09 2013 08:42:06 via Ares22Rus

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @bonddjeims

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/bonddjeims/status/288737857143709696

Reported Tweet Content: starspot.ru [Торрент] В финале Джон умрет / John Dies at the End (2012) HDRip: Назв... bit.ly/ZmZI33 maeval.ru

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 08 2013 20:04:04 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @zhukpd1

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/zhukpd1/status/288723668807335936

Reported Tweet Content: В финале Джон умрет / John Dies at the End (2012/HDRip): Любительский (многоголосый) перевод! / IMDB рейтинг: 6.... bit.ly/WseRhV

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 08 2013 19:07:41 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @SeedoffNet

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/SeedoffNet/status/288973060609040384

Reported Tweet Content: В финале Джон умрет / John Dies at the End (2012) HDRip Скачать торрент бесплатно Видео с Seedoff.net vk.cc/1brJmx

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 09 2013 11:38:41 via vk.com pages

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @x_torrents

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/x_torrents/status/289187187944222721

Reported Tweet Content: В финале Джон умрет / John Dies at the End (2012) HDRip-AVC / x-torrents.org/torrent/530242…

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 01:49:33 via John Perrings

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @allfreedlcom

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/allfreedlcom/status/289292745867157504

Reported Tweet Content: John Dies at the End (2012) 1080p WEB-DL AAC H264-Vice goo.gl/fb/tWCwH

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 08:49:00 via Google

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @Dean_Stephen

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/Dean_Stephen/status/288400396404269056

Reported Tweet Content: @hunterawr kat.ph/john-dies-at-t… may be of some interest

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 07 2013 21:43:07 via Twitter for iPhone

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @greeksubs

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/greeksubs/status/289582061147258880

Reported Tweet Content: John Dies At The End 2012 HDRip XviD HS by GV srt: other q.gs/3GDqC #Greek #rss #subs

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 11 2013 03:58:38 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @4localMedia

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'John Dies at The End'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/4localMedia/status/289390084413878274

Reported Tweet Content: В финале Джон умрет / John Dies At The End (2012) [HDRip] bit.ly/XRrSI9

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 15:15:47 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @allfreedlcom

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/allfreedlcom/status/290403813335130112

Reported Tweet Content: Compliance (2012) 720p BRRip H264-ETRG - Compliance (2012) 720p BRRip H264-ETRG IMDB info Language: English 89 Min |... ow.ly/2uezBQ

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 13 2013 10:23:59 via HootSuite

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @y4kutz4

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/y4kutz4/status/289335955448545280

Reported Tweet Content: @BZone_us : [Forum] Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas: Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas | 774 M... bit.ly/XQHxY1

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 11:40:42 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @mochamadfaiz

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/mochamadfaiz/status/289335949341622273

Reported Tweet Content: Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas bit.ly/XQHxY1 via @BZone_us

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 11:40:40 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @icadhuliselan

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/icadhuliselan/status/289335156634963968

Reported Tweet Content: Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas: Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas | 774 MB
Genre: Drama, Thri... bit.ly/XQHxY1

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 11:37:31 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @allfreedlcom

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/allfreedlcom/status/289306632469479424

Reported Tweet Content: Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas goo.gl/fb/TyLK0

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 09:44:10 via Google

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @dinciarte_

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/dinciarte_/status/288816252632330240

Reported Tweet Content: @fr3akjesus JAJAJAJ Sea feliz puej kat.ph/compliance-201…

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 09 2013 01:15:35 via TweetDeck

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @LoboSolitario

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/LoboSolitario/status/290881904985636864

Reported Tweet Content: Descarga gratis: Compliance (2012) [DVDRip][Thriller][Subtitulada] - bit.ly/RT7AL0

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 14 2013 18:03:45 via Facebook

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @downbigmovies

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/downbigmovies/status/290121936179187713

Reported Tweet Content: Photo: Download - Compliance – DVDRip AVI + RMVB Legendado Sinopse: Becky (Dreama Walker) é uma caixa de... tmblr.co/Z_jYbxbaUBmF

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 12 2013 15:43:54 via Tumblr

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @AresJr

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/AresJr/status/290526534513598464

Reported Tweet Content: Via @melhordegraca Download – Compliance – DVDRip AVI + RMVB Legendado q.gs/3Gwrn #compartilheseufeed

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 13 2013 18:31:38 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @BaixeAdrenalina

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/BaixeAdrenalina/status/288831426638532608

Reported Tweet Content: Download – Compliance – DVDRip AVI + RMVB Legendado goo.gl/fb/65Ygk

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 09 2013 02:15:52 via Google

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @EropaKING

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/EropaKING/status/289276139866828801

Reported Tweet Content: EropaKING.com » İtaat (Compliance) [2012 | Türkçe Dublaj | BRRip | Tek Link] fb.me/1OHFDdTwF

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 07:43:00 via Facebook

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @pongkite

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/pongkite/status/289335165690458112

Reported Tweet Content: @BZone_us Compliance 2012 limited Bluray Xvid-aTLas bit.ly/XQHxY1 #BZone_us

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 10 2013 11:37:33 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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Reported Twitter account: @seufeed

Reported material on Twitter: Tweet(s)

Description of original work: Linking to downloads of 'Compliance'.

Description of infringement: INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT / TRADEMARK / PERFORMERS
RIGHTS / MORAL RIGHTS (VIA, INTER ALIA, PIRATED FILE UPLOADING /
DOWNLOADING)

Reported Tweet URL: https://twitter.com/seufeed/status/290526533158854657

Reported Tweet Content: Via @melhordegraca Download – Compliance – DVDRip AVI + RMVB Legendado q.gs/3Gwrn #compartilheseufeed

Reported Tweet Time: Jan 13 2013 18:31:37 via twitterfeed

Where does this Tweet link to?: The Tweet links to another website where the infringing material is made available.

Where is the infringing material?: The infringing material is available for display or download directly at the linked website.

Infringing material still available?: I have confirmed that the infringing material is available for display or download at the linked site as of the submission of this notice.

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512(f) Acknowledgment: I understand that under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), I may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, if I knowingly materially misrepresent that reported material or activity is infringing.

Good Faith Belief: I have good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

Authority to Act: The information in this notification is accurate, and I state under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Signature: [redacted]

 
FAQ: Questions and Answers

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Question: Why does a user-generated content site get DMCA takedown notices for links users have posted?

Answer: Many copyright claimants are making complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512(d), a safe-harbor for providers of "information location tools." These safe harbors give providers immunity from liability for users' possible copyright infringement -- if they "expeditiously" remove material when they get complaints. Whether or not the provider would have been liable for infringement by users' materials it links to, the provider can avoid the possibility of a lawsuit for money damages by following the DMCA's takedown procedure when it gets a complaint. The person whose information was removed can file a counter-notification if he or she believes the complaint was erroneous.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for safe harbor protection?

Answer: In addition to informing its customers of its policies (discussed above), a service provider must follow the proper notice and takedown procedures (discussed above) and also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for exemption under the safe harbor provisions.

In order to facilitate the notification process in cases of infringement, ISPs which allow users to store information on their networks, such as a web hosting service, must designate an agent that will receive the notices from copyright owners that its network contains material which infringes their intellectual property rights. The service provider must then notify the Copyright Office of the agent's name and address and make that information publicly available on its web site. [512(c)(2)]

Finally, the service provider must not have knowledge that the material or activity is infringing or of the fact that the infringing material exists on its network. [512(c)(1)(A)], [512(d)(1)(A)]. If it does discover such material before being contacted by the copyright owners, it is instructed to remove, or disable access to, the material itself. [512(c)(1)(A)(iii)], [512(d)(1)(C)]. The service provider must not gain any financial benefit that is attributable to the infringing material. [512(c)(1)(B)], [512(d)(2)].


Question: What are the provisions of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) & 512(d)(3)?

Answer: Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Section 512(d)(3), which applies to "information location tools" such as search engines and directories, incorporates the above requirements; however, instead of the identification of the allegedly infringing material, the notification must identify the reference or link to the material claimed to be infringing.


Question: Does a service provider have to follow the safe harbor procedures?

Answer: No. An ISP may choose not to follow the DMCA takedown process, and do without the safe harbor. If it would not be liable under pre-DMCA copyright law (for example, because it is not contributorily or vicariously liable, or because there is no underlying copyright infringement), it can still raise those same defenses if it is sued.


Question: How do I file a DMCA counter-notice?

Answer: If you believe your material was removed because of mistake or misidentification, you can file a "counter notification" asking the service provider to put it back up. Chilling Effects offers a form to build your own counter-notice.


For more information on the DMCA Safe Harbors, see the FAQs on DMCA Safe Harbor. For more information on Copyright and defenses to copyright infringement, see Copyright.


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