As ordinary traffic goes, there is little that you should be worried about reading this site and sharing it with your friends. However, there are unscrupulous people around who will simply steal the words, pictures and content that we have so carefully crafted at PurelyCoffeeBeans.
So, if you copy any of this content on THIS website, and put it up on your site WITHOUT permission, thanks to our mutual friends, Google & Copyscape, I will find it. And I will find you.
First attempted removal
If this is the only copied article on your site, I may try to contact you to make sure that you put up the page in error and that you have removed the page. I can only trust in your better nature that YOU will remove it promptly. I’m sure that you made a mistake.
But… if you make it difficult for me
Require me to register to be able to contact your site, I won’t bother. I will simply file a DMCA with your hosting company and search engine…
Make me jump through hoops to file a DMCA, I won’t. I will simply go straight to your hosting company with a takedown notice, which they are obliged to take action on.
If there are multiple pages (i.e. more than three) on your site copied from my site or any site.
If there is no contact information on your site, I will move on to filing a DMCA, and will assume that you understood what you were doing was a no-no.
Filing a DMCA
I reserve the right to file a DMCA notice with the following organizations regarding your infringement of my copyright:
1. Your Hosting Company
2. Search Engines to have the results removed
3. I may also contact others whose content you have also stolen, your advertisers, your payment services, etc..
4. I may also press legal action against you, regardless of where you reside. If you lose, you will have to settle all costs as well as pay damages.
So, if you don’t like the results of stealing my content, then don’t do it. It’s that simple.
When I file a notice, email or claim, I will already have all the documentation I need to file a complaint and am currently pursuing cases against a number of different websites.
Such documentation will include: copies of YOUR site, screenshots, Google Results, and everything I need to back my claim. So further legal action may be taken against you and this may result in fines, payment of costs, and perhaps even jail time.
So if you don’t want to get the hassle, don’t waste my time! Write YOUR OWN CONTENT! Or hire someone to do it! There is NO excuse for stealing other people’s content word for word, then putting it on your pages as if it were yours.