looksbysharon.com is in compliance with 17 U.S.C. § 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). It is our policy to respond to any infringement notices and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws.
If your copyrighted material has been posted on looksbysharon.com or if links to your copyrighted material are returned through our search engine and you want this material removed, you must provide a written communication that details the information listed in the following section. Please be aware that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you misrepresent information listed on our site that is infringing on your copyrights. We suggest that you first contact an attorney for legal assistance on this matter.
The following elements must be included in your copyright infringement claim:
Provide evidence of the authorized person to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Provide sufficient contact information so that we may contact you. You must also include a valid email address.
You must identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed and including page link in looksbysharon.com and at least one downloadable link which appears on that page.
A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Must be signed by the authorized person to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed.
Send the written infringement notice with page links(URL) through the contact form.
How does looksbysharon.com work?
looksbysharon.com is a does not store, hold or retain any of the files it indexes. When a user searches, the list of files displayed are available for preview in the web browser using a Google Doc widget, on the preview page there is a link in the upper right corner marked "Download PDF" which links to where the file is located.
Who owns the files on looksbysharon.com?
The original creator or rights holder owns the files. looksbysharon.com merely displays links and previews of files available freely on the web.
How can I stop my files appearing on looksbysharon.com?
looksbysharon.com searches the web and displays details of PDF files that are freely and publicly available on the internet. If you do not want search engines to index your PDF files (or other specific filetypes) you can use an X-Robots tag within your HTTP header to prevent this.
Here is a Google page about the topic: http://code.google.com/web/controlcrawlindex/docs/robots_meta_tag.html
I'm thinking of filing a DMCA notification or claim
Your claim will be invalid, looksbysharon.com has not copied or published your files, looksbysharon.com is a PDF search engine, the files that appear through looksbysharon.com are being loaded from your server where you have published the files and made them publicly available.
Your PDF files will also appear if you use the Advanced Search function of any major search engine and specify a filetype or file-format of PDF.
Is looksbysharon.com evil?
No, we're the good guys. We're not infringing your rights, we haven't copied your files and we're not doing anything wrong. If you really need us to remove a file whilst you sort out your server or get a file removed from your site then we encourage you to use the contact form.