ABUSE OF DMCA BY PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN.
I had not intended to use this blog for the issues I have been discussing in my other blog, but someone who wants to play games leaves me no choice. Earlier this evening I was contacted by Holly Briley and told that my blog was suspended. Since I had not violated any rules with WordPress, I could not understand why the blog was suspended so I checked my e mail and sure enough, I was given the notice that my blog was suspended due to violating WordPress TOS. In the complaint A Canadian blogger was named as the person who filed the complaint which was a death threat sent to Holly Briley, not by her but from an e-mail account that was impersonating another blog.
What led up to all of this was an e-mail that was sent to Holly Briley recently. There was soon a flurry of activity while everyone went back and forth trying to get to the truth of the matter. The administrator of the blog in question told Mrs Briley that they did not send the letter. Through some investigating by the parties concerned, it was determined that the fraud somehow originated out of Ontario, Canada and the immediate blame was put on the Canadian blogger.
When I became aware of the situation, I wrote about it on my other blog. I included a screenshot of the letter that was extracted from Mrs. Briley’s twitter account. Imagine my surprise when I read the complaint and rather than Holly Briley being the one who complained, it was, instead, the Canadian blogger, or so I thought. A few hours before I wrote this blog, I had a rather heated exchange with the Canadian blogger who denied filing the complaint and placed the blame on Mrs Briley or perhaps another blogger who has been wanting my blog shut down for years.
I am not certain if anyone has ever read the TOS with WordPress when it comes to filing these complaints, but it might be advisable that people do so before filing these kinds of complaints:
“If you have received a Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) Infringement Notice and believe it was submitted in error, you may submit a counter-notice. Counter-notices must be submitted by the WordPress.com user who uploaded the material or an agent authorized to act on their behalf.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Thus, if you are not sure that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification, you should consider first contacting an attorney.”
This reinforces what I had stated in my last article on that blog. You cannot trust the source of content or who it is that puts content on the internet. At this point it is uncertain who made the complaint. That will be up to those who have the resources to do so to find out what the truth is.
NOTICE: FOR SOME STRANGE REASON, THE CANADIAN BLOGGER CONTACTED ME AND DEMANDED HER NAME BE REMOVED FROM THIS BLOG. I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF THIS REQUEST BUT HAVE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND REMOVE HER NAME. THIS ONLY ADDS TO MY SUSPICION THAT THIS CANADIAN BLOGGER MAY LIKELY BE BEHIND THE FALSE DMCA REPORT.