EDIT – This is now syndicated on Google Video for those having issues with quicktime – althogh its bad quality =(

I was recently served a DMCA letter by a company claiming I was hosting a file they were claiming copyright to. I complied and removed the file but I also did a lot of research on what the DMCA is and how it works. Also I called my friend ChrisR and got the legal lowdown.

Chris also was cool with letting me video the phone interview and blogcasting it. It should be mentioned that Chris is not a lawyer and neither am I.

Some of the urls mentioned in the blogcast for easy click-ability are:

DMCA Archive and Cases
Google Video
Scientology Vs. Google DMCA Request
Official DMCA Agent Directory
Webmasterworld DMCA Contact

Is your content being scraped or stolen? File a DMCA!!!!!!!!! Just do a a whois on the ip then check the Official DMCA Agent Directory to see if the host is listed then file the DMCA!

The blogcast is about 50 megs (its best if you just subscribe through itunes).


By Jeremy Schoemaker

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of ShoeMoney Media Group, and to date has sold 6 companies and done over 10 million in affiliate revenue. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 International Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. You can read more about Jeremy on his wikipedia page here.

52 thoughts on “DMCA – What does it mean for webmasters?”
  1. Awesome Information SHOE!!!

    Great interview with Chris. VERY knowledgeable guy.


  2. Jeremy,

    Thanks for the information!

    In the past I’ve just sent nasty gram threats (postal & email) to webmasters and hosting companies. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Sounds like I’ve got a new tool to use against the scraper scum.


  3. Shoemoney-
    Amazingly good start! Such a good interview with Chris and I will definitely keep reading this blog! Good questioning technique and clarification of points!

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  5. Decided to add a few ads to the site? They don’t bother me…

    I’ll subscribe to the podcast too.

  6. “This internet stuff is so confusing!!!”. I was not expecting that introduction. Very good work, and great interview. So much better listening to this then having to read it…..

  7. I love the blogcast! SO much better than reading! Maybe more bloggers will follow your example. Quality information, keep it up.

  8. Valuable information gathered in one place. It really is a pleasure to listen to that kind of podcasts.
    Thumbs up.

  9. You asked about Youtube, NBC has requested to have some SNL videos removed and they complied

  10. What is the name of the cast in iTunes? I’m searching for “shoemoney” and it’s returning nothing.

  11. You should be afraid of the DMCA indeed, I’ve taken a look at your sites and all of them are spammy, contentless sites. All content on them is stolen. No respect man!

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  13. Great blogcast with a wealth of exceptional information. Well done, as usual ShoeMoney. ChrisR was really on point and nothing short of a phenomenal guest.

    Thank you both, it really was tremendous!

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