Earlier today, I received a notification from Scribd indicating that "someone" has claimed that ELI inappropriately posted "Carolyn E. Wright's Photo-Attorney Settlement Demand Letter."
As with all our other letter postings, we do so in the interest of open reporting and providing commentary on the extortion letters. Further, the copies of these letters are actual business correspondence that letter recipients legitimately receive and freely submit to us with full authorization for open sharing. These business correspondence are not registered with the copyright office as far as we know. Additionally, even if they were, we post them for the purpose of public commentary which is allowed under "fair use".
I do not yet know who submitted the DMCA takedown notice to Scribd but
I have asked for a copy of the original complaint. I suspect that someone doesn't want the public to know or read the contents of that letter.
Carolyn E. Wright of Photo-Attorney has fallen off our radar for a while now since the $9,000 extortion for 1 image.
With the precedent set by a female Canadian Lawyer, we will once again reinstate and engage with "2-for-1 specials". This goes beyond "an eye for an eye". Each time an attempt is made to attack, suppress, and hide ELI's open reporting efforts of extortion letters, there will be TWICE the coverage of the content being removed and the person who committed this time-wasting, offending, and harassing act.
Currently, it looks like Carolyn E. Wright of Photo-Attorney is the star of the moment.
I fully expect to be filing a counter-notification letter soon.
Hello, extortionletterinfo --
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*** BEGIN ORIGINAL DMCA NOTIFICATION ***February 27, 2012
Attn: Scribd DMCA copyright infringement notification
539 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Scribd DMCA copyright infringement notification
To Scribd, Inc:
Infringement of my letter/writing has been found here:
The letter has been posted without permission.
This email is official notification to you under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (â€śDMCAâ€ť) to effect removal of the reported infringements. I request that you immediately issue a cancellation message as specified in RFC 1036 for the specified posting and prevent the infringer from posting the infringing items to your servers in the future. Please be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to â€śexpeditiously remove or disable access toâ€ť the infringing photographs upon receiving this notice. Noncompliance may result in a loss of immunity for liability under the DMCA.
I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. The information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I swear, under penalty of perjury, 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.
Please send me at the address noted below a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter. Thank you.
/s/ Carolyn E. Wright
Carolyn E. Wright
PO Box 430
Glenbrook, NV 89413
*** END ORIGINAL DMCA NOTIFICATION ***