Military Squirrel : Entry at FreakingNews
Submitted: May 5, 2006
Time: 10:52:49 AMThe main reason why I created this blog is to raise the issue of copyrighted images. This Military Squirrel is my work and it is ambushed at Yahoo… Google… MSN… Dogpile… Altavista… Askjeeves and more… for almost 2 years and counting. I visited some blog and website, I found out that they make money out of it. I felt bad about this, although we know for the fact that we cannot stop those who use and republish this without my permission that is why I made a necessary actions. I sent an email to some links and website to remove my work and if they ignore my polite request there is a DMCA notice letter to follow. There are legal consequences in ignoring a DMCA letter, the site owner would rather remove my work than risk those consequences.
What Is DCMA?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law which implements two 1996 WIPO treaties. It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services that are used to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works (commonly known as DRM) and criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. It also heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998 by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended title 17 of the U.S. Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of Online Providers from copyright infringement by their users.
On May 22, 2001, the European Union passed the EU Copyright Directive or EUCD, which addresses some of the same issues as the DMCA. But the DMCA’s principal innovation in the field of copyright, the exemption from direct and indirect liability of internet service providers and other intermediaries (Title II of the DMCA), was separately addressed, and largely followed, in Europe by means of the separate Electronic Commerce Directive.
Here are some website links…
If you have comments and suggestions please feel free to post your message.