As the demand for online content increases, knowing how to protect your material from copyright and thieves is imperative.
DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It protects content creators by making it a criminal offence to produce and share content without the owner’s permission.
If you or anyone you know has been on the receiving end of having your material stolen, you will know how frustrating it can be. This was why the Act was introduced, because of the increase in stolen content being distributed elsewhere online.
If you find any of your own personal AdmireMe posts distributed on another platform, which you have given no permission to, this is when the DMCA takedown process can begin. The notice applies as to where the content is being physically hosted (the website itself).
We would advise filing a report/submitting a DMCA takedown application to the website, which is usually found alongside terms and conditions, at the bottom of the homepage.
There will be a step-by-step guide on how to have your copyrighted content removed, as you (the owner and distributor) have not given permission for it to be shared on that particular platform.
Once you have submitted a DMCA notice, the website will need to acknowledge and confirm the alleged copyright infringement report before proceeding to take down the identified material.
Some websites may ask for proof from the owner of the copyrighted ownership, such as a photo of your ID document, so that they know the request is genuine and can, therefore, remove the content quickly and efficiently.
The DMCA email should be enough to have the content removed. However, if this is not the case, we would advise seeking legal advice.
Unfortunately, this is something happening on the majority of digital platforms this day and age. However, we here at AdmireMe.VIP have a dedicated team willing to tackle these digital thieves on your behalf.
There are a couple of ways you can try to prevent this occurring. Watermarking your content and having a disclaimer within your bio can act as a deterrent.
If you have seen any of your content posted anywhere illegally online and wish for our team to act on your behalf to get this taken down, please contact us on [email protected].
These content thieves are waging a war, so let's fight it together!