I consider myself pretty computer savvy … I don’t fall for the Nigerian wealth scams (although I do sigh at all the money I’d missed out on) or phishing scams. Today, however, was almost the exception. This delightful missive showed up in my email, and I’m not going to redact much except the links …..
Nick H. – WordPress.com
Hi there, We have received a DMCA Takedown Notice (http://automattic.com/dmca/) for the following material published on your WordPress.com site: [redacted] [redacted] As such, we were legally required to remove the material from our servers. If you wish to challenge this notice we will be happy to provide you with all of the appropriate details. Thank you Nick H. WordPress.com | Automattic
First of all the two issues were posted in 2007 – I guess in June. I frankly couldn’t find where they were….I’m assuming the when I moved from Blogger to WordPress there might have been some missed pictures – but more likely videos as the two sites have different methods of embedding videos.
Then (foolish me, I know) I tried to find a link to contact someone at WordPress about all this … there doesn’t seem to be one.
This is why I’ve decided to turn to you folks here in ‘bloggerville” – have any of you gotten something such as this? According to the sight Atuomattic – someone is supposed to contact the blogger directly to request that the blogger remove the material. While I’ve not had a DMCA notification before, I have gotten requests to re-do my attribution on photos I’ve used. There is no way I’m going to reply the email, as I have no way to ascertain that this is valid …. Any suggestions?