W.O.L.F. Sector
Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
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Make a Claim of Copyright Infringement

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, I want to know. I've had my work stolen and plagiarized in the past and I really don't want to be involved in doing that to someone else's work.

However, before sending your claim, please be sure your claim meets the requirements of copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act—for the relevant section on notification, scroll down to "Title II, Sec. 512" and click on the link for that section; then scroll down to "Sec. 512(c)(3) - Elements of Notification, subparagraph (A)" and read clauses (i) through (vi). Your claim must meet all six requirements. Claims must be made by the copyright holder or someone authorized to act on their behalf. I will not accept incomplete claims or unsubstantiated claims.

If you're a member, just fill out and submit the Copyright Infringement Claim Form and I will do my best to resolve the matter according to Section 26 of the Terms of Service.

If for any reason you don't want to use the form, or if you're not a member, you may use the Text Version of the form. Simply click on the link, copy the text into your e-mail, fill out the form, and send it to:

REMOVEwolfTHESEsector@PARTSkodiwolf.NOWcom

Due to spam, I use altered mailto: links on my site. You will need to remove the capitalized parts of the e-mail address before sending. Also, because spammers are continually improving their ability to troll for public e-mail addresses on Web sites, this address may be changed at any time if it becomes compromised. Please visit this page to be sure you're using the correct address before sending your e-mail.

Your claim will be investigated upon receipt. If you do not have your e-mail preferences set to save copies of e-mails you send, you should CC a copy of your claim letter to your own e-mail address before sending.

Example of a Notice of Copyright Infringement Letter

The following example is taken from the letter I had to write when my work was stolen in August of 2005 (I didn't find out until December). I have removed identifying information regarding the site with the infringing material, the person who stole my work, and my home address, phone number, and personal e-mail address for security reasons, but have tried to keep the general content of the letter intact.

If you would like to use the example claim letter as a template for your own claim letter (whether sent to this site or another), you have my permission to do so, as long as you remove any and all information not related to your claim. In other words, you must remove my name, the listed URLs, and other information related to me and my claim.


12/16/05

To Web Site DMCA Agent:

Agent Name
Street Address
City, State Zip



This letter is a notification of copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If any information is needed other than what has been provided below, please contact me and I will supply it immediately.


(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

Kodi Wolf
Street Address
City, State Zip
Phone Number
E-mail address


(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

The main copyrighted work that has been infringed is a part of the story called The Vampire Hunter: Bloodlines. The parts infringed are chapters 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. I don't know why only those chapters were posted, but they were. All of them are Copyright 2000 Kodi Wolf and can be found on my website at:

http://www.kodiwolf.com/KWLF/thevampirehunterbloodlines.php

The other copyrighted work that has been infringed is a graphic image showing the book cover of the first part of the story called The Vampire Hunter: Blood Bound. It is Copyright 2004 Kodi Wolf and can be found on my website at:

http://www.kodiwolf.com/KWLF/thevampirehunterbloodbound.php


Proof of my authorship and copyright ownership can be seen through copyright notices on every page of my website; five years' worth of archived updates on my website dating from 2000 to 2005; four years' worth of archived mailing list messages informing my readers of updates, which can be produced on demand or viewed online through the mailing list, dating from 2000 to 2004; and four years' worth of archived beta-reading mailing list messages discussing edits to my stories corresponding with later posted updates, which can be produced on demand or viewed online through the mailing list, dating from 2000 to 2004.

You can visit the archived updates on my website at:

http://www.kodiwolf.com/KWLF/whatsnew.php

(The archives are available by month at the bottom of the page.)

You can visit the mailing lists to view the update announcement and beta-reading messages on my Yahoo!Groups websites at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kodiwolf/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BetaWolf/


(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.

Here are the Internet locations of all infringing materials as of 12/16/05:

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00640.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00641.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00642.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00643.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00649.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00650.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00651.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00652.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00653.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00654.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00655.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00656.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00657.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00658.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00659.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00660.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00661.html

http://www.thesite.com/username@yahoogroups.com/msg00811.html


(v) A statement that the complaining party has a 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.

username@aol.com has no legal basis for the use of my story(s) or images. username@aol.com is not authorized by myself the copyright owner, my agent, or the law to post my story(s) or images on the Internet.

I have posted on my website clear, explicit Terms of Use regarding the stories and images available on my website that state unequivocally that no one is allowed to post my work online without my written permission.

You can visit the Terms of Use on my website at:

http://www.kodiwolf.com/KWLF/termsofuse.php

I have also stated the same information on my Help / Frequently Asked Questions page regarding the archiving of my stories on other websites. I also state that "bandwidth theft" is not allowed, but message00811 (the last link in the above list) links directly to my server to provide the image stolen from my website. I have changed the name of the image file in order to prevent the continued theft of my bandwidth, but the link is still active and the use of the image infringes on my copyright.

You can visit the Archiving Policy section of the Help / Frequently Asked Questions page on my website at:

http://www.kodiwolf.com/KWLF/FAQ.php#Archiving


(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The above information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, and under penalty of perjury, I state that I am authorized to act on behalf of myself, the owner of this exclusive right.


(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


[Signature]


Kodi Wolf