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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

December 26, 2007

What is DMCA all about?

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is an US copyright act which is given to the webmasters or the authors for their dedicated and creative work. In general terms I can say it is a legal document which is used to let know the various parties about Digital Rights Infringements.

You can download the whole PDF document for full guidelines on DMCA from the Library of Congress website; you can also get information on the same from the website Chilling Effect and have a glance on the information provided.

Now look from point of SEOs. We face such kind of issues in day to day life.

What is our main purpose in order to facilitate our clients or the readers and Search Engines as a SEO?

As far as I think one of the best ways is to provide them with something which is quite fresh, informative, and trustworthy and obviously anything that is creative. In SEO content matters a lot and your ideas of utilizing key words in content, Atl texts, Anchor texts, Metas and few other places so that spiders can catch you up.

How and why this creativeness bothers us?

By offering unique, fresh and creative content /concepts we draw all attention of Search Engines and the readers towards our website or blog. Which will further helps the website/ blog to achieve good ranking on Search Engine results.

And suppose all that creativity, freshness and etc. is stolen by someone in a matter of seconds. And once it is stolen, it is not unique anymore. For the content you were ranking on first position now your website/blog may not be there. All your hard work is now enjoyed by some idiots. Don’t you wish to punish these scoundrels?

Firstly get your Website, blog or anything copyrighted, which is quite important for you and you can not see the same for that you have worked a lot is being used by someone else. The procedure is quite simple of getting copyrighted. Whatever you do just have a proof of that with you and further info you can register your material with http://www.copyright.gov/.

From my point of view the best punishment for these crooks is to complain Search engines about this by sending DMCA to them and requesting them to remove their site from their search results.

How to send DMCA to search engines?

Google copyright infringement – Get full information here on how to report DMCA to Google.

Yahoo copyright infringement – Get full information here on how to report DMCA to Yahoo.

Ask copyright infringement – Get full information here on how to report DMCA to Ask.

MSN copyright infringement – Get full information here on how to report DMCA to MSN. But there is no web form or any physical address available on the page, here is the address where the DMCA document should be sent:

Microsoft Corporation/The Microsoft Network
Attn: J.K. Weston
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Telephone: (425) 703-5529
Fax: (425) 936-7329
Email: jkweston@microsoft.com

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