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Website Copyright Cease and Desist Order

To: [Name]

Dated: ____________.

You are in violation, as you are using a number of works that I own the copyright to. These appear on a site operated by you at [INFRINGING LINK]. I have reserved all rights to this work, which was first published on [Date] on [Your Site URL].

Your unauthorized use of the work in the link above is unlawful, pursuant to the federal copyright act. Permission was neither asked for nor granted to reproduce my Work, which constitutes infringement of my rights. In terms of the Copyright Statutes, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC §101, et seq. and you could be held liable for substantial statutory damages as high as $150,000, as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein. Attorneys fees and costs can also be recovered. Moreover, copyright infringement is a direct violation of International Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Your continued infringement entitles me to an injunction, and puts you at risk for associated damages.

We demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from my work, and all copies of it, and that you remove any further works you may have stolen and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future.

Accordingly, if you do not comply within 72 hours, we'll have no other choice but to initiate contact with your sites ISP or Web Hosting Provider along with each major search engine. Full litigation will follow.

Sincerely,

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