CockpitSeeker faces 1st copyright infringement warning
A matter (now solved, the file has been removed) that hit us yesterday, june 11th 2012.
We received the following mail:
*** Sent via Email - DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringement ***
I certify under penalty of perjury, that I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights and that the information contained in this notice is accurate.
I have a good faith belief that the page or material listed below is not authorized by law for use by the individual(s) associated with the identified page listed below or their agents and therefore infringes the copyright owner's rights.
I HEREBY DEMAND THAT YOU ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY TO REMOVE OR DISABLE ACCESS TO THE PAGE OR MATERIAL CLAIMED TO BE INFRINGING.
This notice is sent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the European Union's Directive on the Harmonisation of Certain Aspects of Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society (2001/29/EC), and/or other laws and regulations relevant in European Union member states or other jurisdictions.
My contact information is as follows:
Organization name: Attributor Corporation as agent for Rights Holders listed below
119 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
My electronic signature follows:
*** INFRINGING PAGE OR MATERIAL ***
Infringing page/material that I demand be disabled or removed in consideration of the above:
Rights Holder: ICAO
Original Work: Personnel Licensing 11th Edition
Infringing URL: http://cockpitseeker.com/wp-content/uploads/atpl/010/course/ICAO annexes & amendments (official)/ANEXO 01 - PERSONNEL LICENSING.pdf
It appears this file was up for grab for a 91 dollars fee, as visible in the ICAO 2012 catalogue.
This file was interesting as it contained information required for the good completion of the "air law" ATPL module, a part of the theoretical pilot exam. We had it published in our ATPL/Theoretical/010 page.
CockpitSeeker deplores that general aviation knowledge should be made paying, forcing everyone to submit to the money toll to get the information to, 1.succeed to pilots' exams & 2.maintain one's knowledge up to date to perform flights in all safety.