Is This Legit? (And YIKES… freaks me out to see this!!!)
I just found an old contact form submission (from June) in my spam folder. I am not sure this is legitimate or not – I won’t click the link in the email because I don’t know whether it’s legitimate or not.
My name is Lindsay.
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by me personally.
Check out this doc with the links to my images you used at http://www.shiningself.com and my earlier publications to obtain the proof of my copyrights.
Download it now and check this out for yourself:
I do think that you willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages of up to $110,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) therein.
This message is official notification. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca demands you, to eliminate or deactivate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular notification letter. In case you do not stop the utilization of the previously mentioned copyrighted materials a legal action will likely be commenced against you.
I have a strong self-belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not authorized by the copyright proprietor, its agent, or the law.
I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is accurate and that I am the legal copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive right that is allegedly violated.
All images I use, I purchase from Deposit Photos… could I still be under copyright infringement even if I purchase images from them????
I’m freaking out now!!!