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Old 12-30-2017, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default I got an email about a copyright violation,

Hi there,

I got an email about a copyright violation, which I believe is unfair, and they have shut down my site I really need some help!

They claim I am using their trademark, while the symbol they claim is a trademark is being sold on Shutterstock! Also, I got the image from here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Icon_Heart.png - where it says I can use it with modification.

I replied to them, explaining this, and they never got back to me! They just did something to shut down my hosting account. I feel like this is absolutely unfair, can you please advise me on what to do???
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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Consult an intellectual property attorney and review your options.

If you can't or won't do that, then they win.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:11 AM   #3
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Did you give credit for the original work?
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:53 AM   #4
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Who actually shut it down? The hosting company based on the complaint they received?
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...side_Wikimedia
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #6
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Since you are not served with a legal notice, you can file a complaint against the party who shuts down your site and against the site which sold the trademark to you. It is good to consult a lawyer experienced in trademark infringement cases.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:46 AM   #7
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Contact your hosting company and explain the situation, and tell them you want the site hosting reestablished. The hosting company will certainly begin communicating with the one who made the complaint.
A simple complaint is not a final legal determination, and no legal determination seems to have been made in your situation.
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Are you done with the issue?
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