Subject: Tumblr Copyright Violation: FINAL WARNING
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 15:30:13 -0400
Please read this entire message carefully. Copyright violation is a complex issue, but one we take seriously. Understanding how we address it will greatly reduce the risk of your account being terminated.)
We’ve received a notification of alleged copyright infringement on one of your blogs.
Here are the details of the content in question:
Copyright holder: Carol Walker
The content has since been removed, in accordance with US law and Tumblr’s own copyright policies.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we are legally required to terminate
the accounts of repeat infringers. The first strike against your account was
uncontested, meaning this is your second strike and final warning. If you receive
three uncontested strikes within an 18 month period, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED.
You can contest this notification by following the instructions for a “DMCA Counter-Notification” found here:
A successful counter-notification will remove the strike against your account.
Here are the details of the previous strike against your account:
Date of Takedown: October 5th , 2014
Copyright holder: Peggy Reynolds
You can review Tumblr’s Terms of Service
and Community Guidelines
for more information on our copyright policies.
This is a good opportunity to learn more about US copyright law (never a bad idea, really)
and to make sure none of your other posts are infringing on someone’s copyright.
Here are a few free resources you might want to look over:
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Tumblr Trust & Safety
My reply to Tumblr
Thank you for bringing my attention to this
infringement, I must say that it certainly was not intentional to
violate any form of copyright, and will do my best to not do this again.
I have been with Tumblr for over 7 or 8 years, with two blogs,
and though I understand the serious nature of copyright, I do not really
appreciate the tone of this email. As you state, the copyright laws are
a complex area, Also it being laws from another country, so as a
layman, I would struggle at best to understand
When I blog a new
post, I always source it, credit it with the artists name, and link it
to their webpage. I always ‘Google’ the image and go back as far as i
can to find accreditation, obviously there are times that this process
is fruitless, and I cant source anything.
You run a site where
images are posted in their hundreds of thousands on a daily basis, So I
would have thought that when Tumblr was first started that the issue of
copyright has been an issue for a very long time, and that you are contacting Tumblr-ees on a daily basis, So i think that a new draft
of this email would be rather good idea as not to offend others.
If the next time i
accidentally post an image that infringes a copyright, and you remove my
blog, that will be the end to my association with you. I have made over
60k posts and have quite a few followers, and it would be a real kick
in the guts if one day i came to sign in and found all my hard work had
So in case this happens Ill say goodbye now to those who follow. Thanks for all your support over the years.