This serves to highlight the seriousness of the problem.After private photos of her daughter were leaked to the website Is Anyone Up.com, Charlotte Laws spurred an FBI investigation into the site’s owner, Hunter Moore.
One of the issues someone might run into is that finding the owner of the website can be difficult.
Lyon recommends using a DNS lookup to get an IP that can be searched via WHOIS where you will may be able to find contact information for the host.
When the defendant decided to sell the property in February 2009 they invited Bwalya to exercise his right whether he wished to purchase the property the plaintiff responded by putting an encumbrance on the property.
Judge Mutuna dismissed Bwalya’s claim with cost saying it lacked merit.
In trying to stop her daughter’s image from appearing online, Laws contacted Jeffrey Lyon, president of Black Lotus, which provided security services for Moore’s site.
The DMCA requires online publishers to take down copyrighted works at the request of copyright holders.
Internet lawyer David Snead says, “Companies are required under the DMCA to act ‘expeditiously’ to remove the content, and courts in the US have not defined the term ‘expeditious’.
So, companies are free to set the time periods they want.” Lyon notes, however, “A responsible operator will take action on the DMCA promptly, within a day in my opinion. If it becomes clear the host is not taking the request seriously it may be necessary to hire an attorney to send a request by mail or recommend more substantial action.” Snead notes that upstream providers have to be careful that taking down copyrighted content doesn’t affect media that shares a hosting service such as a server.
Upon the second defendant’s request, the plaintiff executed a contract of the sale and deed of assignment in respect of the property.