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DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

September 18, 2013

 

Sender Information:
Microsoft
Sent by: [Private]
LEAKID
FR

Recipient Information:
[Private]
Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA


Sent via: online form
Re: Websearch Infringement Notification via Online Form Complaint

Google DMCA Form: Infringement Notification for Web Search

Contact Information
Name: [redacted]
Company Name: LEAKID
Copyright holder: Microsoft
Country/Region: FR

YOUR COPYRIGHTED WORK

Copyright claim #0:
  Visual Studio
Original work URL(s):
  http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1117/fr
  http://www.microsoft.com/france/visual-studio/

Allegedly infringing URLs:
  0.   http://bhairab.net/%257C%257C-softwares-zone-%257C%257C/607167-microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt.html
  1.   http://bilalsoftz.blogspot.com/2012/12/microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012.html
  2.   http://chomikuj.pl/adomas55/PROGRAMY/e2*8682%2BMICROSOFT%2BVISUAL%2BSTUDIO%2BULTIMATE%2B2012%2BRTM%2BVOLUME%2BENGLISH%2BISO-WZT
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  4.   http://downfilez.com/torrent_info/9994DB0F87A837246881BD3C0CDA73BF1BC641A9
  5.   http://extabit.com/file/29fsfb2dbyw4e
  6.   http://extabit.com/file/29fsfb2dbyw4u
  7.   http://extabit.com/file/29fsfb2dbyw5a
  8.   http://extabit.com/file/29fsfb2dbyw9a
  9.   http://extabit.com/file/29fsfb2dbyw9q
  10.   http://forotex.com/tema-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Ultimate-2012-RTM-Volume-English-ISO-WZT
  11.   http://forums.ferman.nl/hardware-en-software/363132-microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt.html
  12.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/2062737-post1.html
  13.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/2264281-post1.html
  14.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/1264346-mud-2012-hdrip-xvid-aqos.html
  15.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/1936057-magic-magic-2013-dvdrip-ac3-xvid-vicky.html
  16.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/2018097-forbidden-ground-2013-dvdrip-xvid-juggs-ftn.html
  17.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/2022881-hansel-gretel-witch-hunters-2013-dvdrip-xvid-p2p-ftn.html
  18.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/2135761-rizzoli-isles-s04e08-hdtv-x264-lol-tvn8.html
  19.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-games-applications/2175194-pacific-rim-2013-cam-xvid-thc.html
  20.   http://forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-user-photos-video/3097953-great-gatsby-2013-720p-bluray-x264-sparks-vnplaygirl.html
  21.   http://forumsanal.com/program-download/7662-microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt.html
  22.   http://hugefiles.net/odz38prt2523
  23.   http://isohunt.com/release/%3Fihq%3D9994db0f87a837246881bd3c0cda73bf1bc641a9
  24.   http://isohunt.com/torrents/9994db0f87a837246881bd3c0cda73bf1bc641a9
  25.   http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/504427026/%3Ftab%3Dsummary
  26.   http://kuiken.co/torrent/8789745/
  27.   http://luckyshare.net/1451728941/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part03.rar
  28.   http://luckyshare.net/2202808054/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part02.rar
  29.   http://luckyshare.net/2344341799/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part08.rar
  30.   http://luckyshare.net/3097041063/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part12.rar
  31.   http://luckyshare.net/4739181903/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part05.rar
  32.   http://luckyshare.net/5234365753/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part10.rar
  33.   http://luckyshare.net/5252153547/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part01.rar
  34.   http://luckyshare.net/5317630980/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part3.rar
  35.   http://luckyshare.net/5650794876/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part17.rar
  36.   http://luckyshare.net/5777030843/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part13.rar
  37.   http://luckyshare.net/7667203992/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part11.rar
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  39.   http://luckyshare.net/7895319335/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part09.rar
  40.   http://luckyshare.net/7983402236/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part1.rar
  41.   http://luckyshare.net/8119460461/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part2.rar
  42.   http://luckyshare.net/8383803308/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part14.rar
  43.   http://luckyshare.net/8603037592/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part07.rar
  44.   http://luckyshare.net/8637688271/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part06.rar
  45.   http://luckyshare.net/8981898287/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part04.rar
  46.   http://luckyshare.net/9041989421/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part19.rar
  47.   http://luckyshare.net/9376780856/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part15.rar
  48.   http://luckyshare.net/9564211556/Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part18.rar
  49.   http://lumfile.com/0n8atur6k5g7/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part13.rar.html
  50.   http://lumfile.com/0t3scf4jfdvo/ax.2.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Premium.2012.part10.rar.html
  51.   http://lumfile.com/18f6l4sukz2c/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part14.rar.html
  52.   http://lumfile.com/429z1t9zsrab/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part18.rar.html
  53.   http://lumfile.com/4n0hierzbsoq/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part05.rar.html
  54.   http://lumfile.com/60ap553u0g32/ax.2.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Premium.2012.part06.rar.html
  55.   http://lumfile.com/6tui2p1d3ac1/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part14.rar.html
  56.   http://lumfile.com/7hizwoefuq72/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part10.rar.html
  57.   http://lumfile.com/80a3wowjtptz/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part10.rar.html
  58.   http://lumfile.com/9s2pu1yeh7i5/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part01.rar.html
  59.   http://lumfile.com/9zmuv5hy2e1l/ax.2.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Premium.2012.part02.rar.html
  60.   http://lumfile.com/aghom10mew4y/av.1.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part3.rar.html
  61.   http://lumfile.com/asdnjwbc721f/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part02.rar.html
  62.   http://lumfile.com/b2nodmrch5hc/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part09.rar.html
  63.   http://lumfile.com/b34dwhi64g7b/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part07.rar.html
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  65.   http://lumfile.com/e96n9ebsjaif/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part19.rar.html
  66.   http://lumfile.com/gzqxur4qtivc/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part11.rar.html
  67.   http://lumfile.com/handmqcnrsls/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part03.rar.html
  68.   http://lumfile.com/heube3km13gr/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part08.rar.html
  69.   http://lumfile.com/hn0w333h8a2c/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part13.rar.html
  70.   http://lumfile.com/ilyo53pclw27/ax.2.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Premium.2012.part15.rar.html
  71.   http://lumfile.com/kft9u0iqqy26/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part12.rar.html
  72.   http://lumfile.com/l8ovxvnem8tg/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part21.rar.html
  73.   http://lumfile.com/m5171yoy217f/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part04.rar.html
  74.   http://lumfile.com/ni4qvvbfsb0x/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part16.rar.html
  75.   http://lumfile.com/p97lim8vowoz/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part12.rar.html
  76.   http://lumfile.com/ptru1q1qgz5g/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part09.rar.html
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  80.   http://lumfile.com/s191gl3q2opn/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part15.rar.html
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  82.   http://lumfile.com/vyxeuiic7ufp/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part06.rar.html
  83.   http://lumfile.com/weobgbkur1bq/ax.4.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.Professional.2012.part06.rar.html
  84.   http://lumfile.com/wwlfkv2j54bf/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part11.rar.html
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  86.   http://lumfile.com/zu3xr4rr7jwb/av.Microsoft.Visual.Studio.2012.MSDN.part15.rar.html
  87.   http://rapidgator.net/file/063d78cf596d954024666a1fce8e3738
  88.   http://rapidgator.net/file/1f8f6c214ec3d27c96a2c3831817bd12
  89.   http://rapidgator.net/file/1f8f6c214ec3d27c96a2c3831817bd12/14.Visual_Studio_2013_12.0.20617.1_Preview.part5.rar.html
  90.   http://rapidgator.net/file/2566f18e3f96488668bdfad868b6f428
  91.   http://rapidgator.net/file/2566f18e3f96488668bdfad868b6f428/MICROSOFT_VISUAL_STUDIO_ULTIMATE_2012_RTM_VOLUME_ENGLISH_ISO_WZT.rar.html
  92.   http://rapidgator.net/file/5a07ff772cc567e0e017f8a6a87835ad
  93.   http://rapidgator.net/file/5a07ff772cc567e0e017f8a6a87835ad/14.Visual_Studio_2013_12.0.20617.1_Preview.part4.rar.html
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  95.   http://rapidgator.net/file/8accd03b5d069bb9750318540c65868d/MICROSOFT_VISUAL_STUDIO_ULTIMATE_2012_RTM_VOLUME_ENGLISH_ISO_WZT.rar.html
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  98.   http://rapidgator.net/file/bb69eae338503687a6c896de1495793f/MICROSOFT_VISUAL_STUDIO_ULTIMATE_2012_RTM_VOLUME_ENGLISH_ISO_WZT.rar.html
  99.   http://rapidgator.net/file/bb982871716d063240a7bee37cefd6bd
  100.   http://rapidgator.net/file/bb982871716d063240a7bee37cefd6bd/14.Visual_Studio_2013_12.0.20617.1_Preview.part1.rar.html
  101.   http://rapidgator.net/file/c2dce53dd724d4beca70edf82796c475/MICROSOFT.VISUAL.STUDIO.ULTIMATE.2012a.ThumperDCa-WinSoft.rar.html
  102.   http://rapidgator.net/file/d421024e3ac7c92601027bf8f4342e59/14.Visual_Studio_2013_12.0.20617.1_Preview.part2.rar.html
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  104.   http://rapidgator.net/file/da4206ec3c12bb9450c3bfe146335f92/14.Visual_Studio_2013_12.0.20617.1_Preview.part3.rar.html
  105.   http://rapidgator.net/file/ef0950db00df668370e087bd7c9b91fd
  106.   http://rapidgator.net/file/ef0950db00df668370e087bd7c9b91fd/MICROSOFT.VISUAL.STUDIO.ULTIMATE.2012a.ThumperDCa-WinSoft.rar.html
  107.   http://seriynikdlya-aktivacii.ru/tagc/Microsoft%2Bvisual%2Bstudio%2Bultimate%2B2012%2Brtm%2Bvolume%2Benglish%2Biso-wzt.html
  108.   http://tehparadox.com/forum/f51/visual-studio-2013-12-0-a-5885860/
  109.   http://tickets.isohunt.com/ResultsGeneral.aspx%3Fstype%3D0%26kwds%3D9994db0f87a837246881bd3c0cda73bf1bc641a9
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  111.   http://torrentproject.com/d7992a0c1a4e7f35c19e66497b107a6088305e6c/Naboulsi-Z-Ford-S-Coding-Faster-Getting-More-Productive-with-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-(2011)-pdf-torrent.html
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  113.   http://warezdownload.pl/programy-download/178508-microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt.html
  114.   http://www.1forum.tc/program-download/microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt-554194.html
  115.   http://www.allcandl.me/applications/430956-visual-studio-2012-ultimate-original-msdn-iso06th12.html
  116.   http://www.armatr.com/program-download/microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt/
  117.   http://www.bnta1.com/vb/827285-post1.html
  118.   http://www.bnta1.com/vb/t537111.html
  119.   http://www.cepoloji.com/microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-isowzt-t123592.0.html
  120.   http://www.chiemoi.com/f/threads/335787-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Ultimate-2012-RTM-Volume-English-ISO-WZT
  121.   http://www.cinemaindir.com/thread64105.html
  122.   http://www.dijitalmania.com/forum/showthread.php/46253-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Ultimate-2012-RTM-Volume-English-ISO-WZT
  123.   http://www.dijitalmania.com/forum/showthread.php/46253-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Ultimate-2012-RTM-Volume-English-ISO-WZT%3Fp%3D125390%26viewfull%3D1
  124.   http://www.dostpaylasim.com/microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-t-16958.html
  125.   http://www.downws.so/software/17932-microsoft-visual-studio-ultimate-2012-rtm-volume-english-iso-wzt.html
  126.   http://www.filesonicsearch.com/download/8G5e7k7oREcfRDlSuJ2v4f/MICROSOFT-VISUAL-STUDIO-ULTIMATE-2012-RTM-VOLUME-ENGLISH.html
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  128.   http://www.filestube.com/4yaeRehCUUF1R2ieRVgM3
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  135.   http://www.gamerare.net/Konu-Microsoft-Visual-Studio-Ultimate-2012-RTM-Volume-English-ISO-WZT.html
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SWORN STATEMENTS

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
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The information in this notification is accurate, and I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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SIGNATURE
Signed on this date of:
09/18/2013

 
FAQ: Questions and Answers

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Question: Why does a search engine get DMCA takedown notices for materials in its search listings?

Answer: Many copyright claimants are making complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512(d), a safe-harbor for providers of "information location tools." These safe harbors give providers immunity from liability for users' possible copyright infringement -- if they "expeditiously" remove material when they get complaints. Whether or not the provider would have been liable for infringement by users' materials it links to, the provider can avoid the possibility of a lawsuit for money damages by following the DMCA's takedown procedure when it gets a complaint. The person whose information was removed can file a counter-notification if he or she believes the complaint was erroneous.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for safe harbor protection?

Answer: In addition to informing its customers of its policies (discussed above), a service provider must follow the proper notice and takedown procedures (discussed above) and also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for exemption under the safe harbor provisions.

In order to facilitate the notification process in cases of infringement, ISPs which allow users to store information on their networks, such as a web hosting service, must designate an agent that will receive the notices from copyright owners that its network contains material which infringes their intellectual property rights. The service provider must then notify the Copyright Office of the agent's name and address and make that information publicly available on its web site. [512(c)(2)]

Finally, the service provider must not have knowledge that the material or activity is infringing or of the fact that the infringing material exists on its network. [512(c)(1)(A)], [512(d)(1)(A)]. If it does discover such material before being contacted by the copyright owners, it is instructed to remove, or disable access to, the material itself. [512(c)(1)(A)(iii)], [512(d)(1)(C)]. The service provider must not gain any financial benefit that is attributable to the infringing material. [512(c)(1)(B)], [512(d)(2)].


Question: What are the provisions of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) & 512(d)(3)?

Answer: Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Section 512(d)(3), which applies to "information location tools" such as search engines and directories, incorporates the above requirements; however, instead of the identification of the allegedly infringing material, the notification must identify the reference or link to the material claimed to be infringing.


Question: Does a service provider have to follow the safe harbor procedures?

Answer: No. An ISP may choose not to follow the DMCA takedown process, and do without the safe harbor. If it would not be liable under pre-DMCA copyright law (for example, because it is not contributorily or vicariously liable, or because there is no underlying copyright infringement), it can still raise those same defenses if it is sued.


Question: How do I file a DMCA counter-notice?

Answer: If you believe your material was removed because of mistake or misidentification, you can file a "counter notification" asking the service provider to put it back up. Chilling Effects offers a form to build your own counter-notice.


For more information on the DMCA Safe Harbors, see the FAQs on DMCA Safe Harbor. For more information on Copyright and defenses to copyright infringement, see Copyright.


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