Copyright Infringement and DMCA Take Down Notices
COPYRIGHT# ARTICLE ©2023 by Hondon Villas in Hondon de los Frailes
We Are Protected by the DMCA and CopyScape.
Do not use our original / copyright / trade marks or branding, logos, articles, photographs or graphics
IMPORTANT WARNING: Unauthorised use of our original and copyright material from any of our numerous Hondon Villas websites is prohibited. By doing so you could be breaking international copyright laws. Any infringement we find and report could result in your website being penalised by the DMCA and Google (or other search engines) or even prosecution.
NOTE: We will report websites that have no permission to use our copyright material.
Respect Copyright Material
We take copyright theft very seriously. Over the last few years numerous people and local agents have used our original work and used or adapted it without our permission. Whilst we are flattered that our content, articles and branding is so good people wish to copy it we WILL NOT tolerate its use if used in a negative way or when permission was not gained from us and especially when other people use it further their own purposes such as to confuse, deceive, to be malicious or exaggerate their relationship with us.
We use various online detection tools for possible breaches of our published material. We get weekly reports and time-stamped alerts of all possible copyright infringements which we then check and assess its impact. If we think there is a case of copyright theft we will act.
It's Best to Write your own Original Material:
It is ALWAYS better to write or design your own online content. Google will love you again and you will not get a notice from us or the DMCA or a possible ranking penalty from Google. Simple, right? If you really want to use our content and intellectual property THEN JUST SEEK PERMISSION from Hondon Villas. It's the law!
A DMCA* Takedown Notice
*Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If we find that anyone has used our original or copyright material in their online publications, websites or other digital forms without our express permission we will ISSUE a DMCA TAKE DOWN NOTICE. A DMCA* Takedown Notice is an official request for an individual, a company or an Internet host asking them to takedown a certain piece of content that infringes someone else's copyright. Such as large blocks of text, slogans, logos, design, branding, images, graphics or other media.
NOTE: Over the last few years HONDON VILLAS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY REPORTED, PENALISED or CLOSED DOWN 19 websites via Takedown Notices, i.e. websites that had copied or used our material without permission. In most cases either the perpetrators website host company closed the site down or Google de-ranked the site to make it almost invisible to search engine results (rendering it useless). In three cases, including local estate agents, the penalty was to apologise for their breach, take a legal letter from our solicitor after we exposed their misdemeanour online.
# What is Copyright Material?
Copyright of original and creative work is a form of protection provided by law in all civilised countries to authors of "original works of authorship." Copyright is granted automatically from the moment something original is created by an author / artist until such time that author legally passes copyright on to another person or company. Copyright material will includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other creative works. Copyright material, in general, cannot be used unless permission is given by the original author, his/her agent or the registered publisher. Using copyright material without permission or a license is likely to be illegal and subject to possible prosecution or penalties. A copyright holder can prevent others from copying, performing or otherwise using the work without his or her consent.