A bit more information for you:
Sample letter to the infringer
Website Copyright Cease and Desist Order
You are in violation, as you are using a number of works that I own the copyright to. These appear on a site operated by you at <>. I have reserved all rights to this work, which was first published on <> on <>.
Your unauthorized use of the work in the link above is unlawful, pursuant to the federal copyright act. Permission was neither asked for nor granted to reproduce my Work, which constitutes infringement of my rights. In terms of the Copyright Statutes, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC §101, et seq. and you could be held liable for substantial statutory damages as high as $150,000, as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein. Attorney’s fees and costs can also be recovered. Moreover, copyright infringement is a direct violation of International Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Your continued infringement entitles me to an injunction, and puts you at risk for associated damages.
I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from my work, and all copies of it, and that you remove any further works you may have stolen and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future.
Accordingly, if you do not comply within 72 hours, I’ll have no other choice but to initiate contact with your site’s ISP or Web Hosting Provider along with each major search engine. Full litigation will follow.
Yours very truly,
[Sign and make sure you have the correct owner of the copyrighted material]
Sample letter to Search Engines
Subject: Notice of Copyright Infringement
To Whom It May Concern:
The following web content infringes my copyright pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), as set forth in Section 512(c) of the United States Copyright Law.Thank you in advance for enforcing my rights, as the infringing material appears on a site for which you are listed as the service provider.
The Infringing Material
The copyrighted material referneced above is in the form of text that appears on [www.xxxxxxx.com] and it's various pages.
Details of Infringed Material
The following paragraphs, placed in quotes, were used as the search queries in <>. When a match was made to a site other than ours, we evaluated the extent of the copyright infringement. In all cases presented, entire paragraphs and/or pages have been copied. The attached spreadsheet provides examples of the copied text. We have retained but not submitted printed examples of each infringement.
Query # 2
The URLs of the infringing search results are as follows (With query numbers in parentheses):
http://www.xxxxx.com/ (Query # 1 and Query # 2)
http://www.xxxxz.com/[other quoted query]
My Contact Information:
Copyright Infringers Information
Copyright Owners Statement:
I, in faith, do believe that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I swear, under the penalty of perjury laws of the United States of America, 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.
Yours very truly,
A Few Search Engine Contact Details:
Attn: Google Legal Support, DMCA Complaints
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Fax: (650) 618-2680, Attn: DMCA Complaints
c/o Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
FX: (408) 349-7821
Sent via: Mail
Yahoo Copyright Page:
Windows Live Search (Formerly MSN)
c/o J.K. Weston
One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
PH: (425) 703-5529
FX: (425) 936-7329
Send via: Email