It's not a secret that Bitsnoop gets on average 30 emails per day with DMCA notices to remove specific torrents - we index millions of them, so some copyrighted stuff manages to sneak into the index.
We usually remove torrents in a timely manner, as long as the notice we recive is not written by a complete moron.
Here's one of such notices and the following email exchange:
from Carl Amari
subject Removing my copyrighted materials of THE TWILIGHT ZONE RADIO DRAMAS
You are offering my copyrighted shows illegally, they are THE TWILIGHT ZONE RADIO DRAMAS which are owned by me and CBS Enterprises. This is a demand for you to remove them now and for good. If they are not removed this week and confirmed to me in an email at email@example.com I will instruct my attorney William Kummerer at Vedder Price in Chicago to use every avenue of the law to protect my rights which are being copyright infringed while also seeking damages. These shows are clearly copyright protected both in print on the CDs and via announcement as such by the announcer at the end of each episode. Why then would you so willingly and blatantly infringe on my copyrights? As I say if they are not removed this week, I will use the courts to protect my rights. Confirm this to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Twilight Zone radio dramas
Falcon Picture Group, LLC
1051 E. Main Street
East Dundee, IL 60118
1-847-428-7355 ext. 222
He is not able to specify what content should be removed and opens conversation with legal threats.
Also we really like "courts" - sounds like a proper way to protect "stuffs" on the "internets".
The reply is pretty standard:
Please read: http://bitsnoop.com/info/dmca.html - it is in English and
is written in simple words.
> As I say if they are not removed this week, I will use the courts to protect my rights.
Bring it on.
Obviously he's too important to respect stupid laws and even read rules he's asked to follow:
So you are refusing to remove my copyrighted materials under some guise that you don't host the materials. That might work with others but it won't work with me you are nothing but a bootlegger, pirate and infringer. Why don't you try actually creating something someday as opposed to just stealing other people's work. But that would mean you'd have to be creative and actually do something worthwhile. See you in court and I have unlimited resources as the co-owner in TWILIGHT ZONE radio dramas is CBS.
Now that is insulting - Bitsnoop is a work of art, and developing it is several magnitudes more complicated than "producing" (paying money to writers and actors) some radio shows.
Also we like "unlimited resources" thing - clearly Forbes is stupid for not including this guy in billionaire listings. Here's his profile by the way: http://www.falconpicturegroup.com/AboutUs.html
Hence the reply:
You cannot read English? Have trouble understanding English?
Short version: SEND URLS TO REMOVE.
Since you've taken "copyright-abusing moron" stance - please send
copyright registration info for the content you claim that you own.
This is a developing story, stay tuned!