The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.

Copy/paste the following into an email/etc. and forward to the site owner/Webmaster/appropriate party, and fill in the relevant blanks.

More often than not it will work.


Always communicate politely and accurately when requesting action and/or response. 


Joe Skinner [your nick]

Joe P. Citizen [your name]

123 Fourth Street, Wherever 9999  [your home address]

xx/xx/2009  <---- [the date]

DMCA Removal Notice:


Please accept this as a request to remove the following unauthorized versions my intellectual property in keeping with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which can be found at

1) I am the owner of the intellectual property  whose rights are being infringed and I am authorized to act on my own behalf.

2) My contact information and electronic signature are below.

3) The infringing materials can be found at the following location(s):




4) The materials are my exclusive intellectual property and may not be redistributed without my permission.

5) I have a good faith belief that "use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agents, or the law."

6) The information above is accurate to the best of my knowledge under penalty of perjury.

7) My electronic signature is below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. Thank you for your cooperation.



Email Address

on Dec 01, 2009

Well done jafo.

on Dec 01, 2009

Thank you Jafo!!!  I am sure this will be greatly appreciated!!! 

on Dec 01, 2009

Hope you don't mind me asking but does tis have something to do with the article about how Softpedia (or some other software site) was taking files from Stardock users and putting them on their sites without permission? If so this is a great email or letter to send to them. Very nice.

on Dec 01, 2009


on Dec 01, 2009

ChuckCS...yes & no...same thing, different place. I believe Jafo posted this letter in that thread as well.

Marked for use since there's a few sites posting my work without permission.

on Dec 01, 2009

Thanks Jafo!!! 

on Dec 01, 2009

Thanks Jafo!

on Apr 12, 2010

123 Fourth Street, Wherever 9999 [your home address]


Just wanted to say good post, but as for putting in your home address is it really wise to do that with a shady site?

on Apr 12, 2010

Just wanted to say good post, but as for putting in your home address is it really wise to do that with a shady site?

You need to.

Basically you have two options. Protect your IP correctly [formally and accurately].

Or abandon it.

An alias or false identity/information would be grounds for dismissal [ignoring] of the claim of ownership as you need to be able to both demonstrate who you are as well as you being the owner of the IP.

on Apr 13, 2010

oh ok I get it..


Jafo I have to ask about this one too

2) My contact information and electronic signature are below.

How do you do this I have seen it and  thought about doing it

and even forgot where i seen it at


and would it by filling it out would that mess with an E-mail that I would send to a friend that dose not have an electronic signature

or them send me ?

In case this info is need I use MSN's (Live and MSN) e-mail I also have Gmail and Yahoo and Road runner only use MSN's Messenger

or dose it even have anything to do with E-mail?