Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Dr Eric Amidi
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Mclaughlin Law Firm on behalf of Alexandra Bruce
Date of Submission:
- 18 Dec 2014
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
This looked like a straight-forward case of copyright violation, and subsequent DMCA notice.
The DMCA notice #10264317 filed by a ‘Mclaughlin Law Firm’ on behalf of ‘Alexandra Bruce‘ claimed that a comment on a particular Ripoff Report page was plagiarised from one of her books. We checked, and although the timing of it all was suspicious (DMCA filed within days of the comment being posted), we had no evidence to prove that it’s a tactic employed by a Reputation/PR firm.
Not until we reached out to Alexandra Bruce through her official website ‘ForbiddenKnowledgeTV.net‘ and asked her if she had any knowledge of the said DMCA notice.
This is what she told us –
I have had my stuff cut ‘n pasted on websites for about 20 years now but I’ve never, ever lodged a copyright claim against Ripoff.com or anybody else.
She also told us that she was not even the copyright holder of that title in the first place, and therefore had no legal grounds to file a DMCA
As I said, there are some passages on some of those links, which appear to have been lifted from that book, however, I am not the copyright holder of that title, RedWheel-Weiser is (that company bought out the publishing company which originally commissioned me to write the book, The Disinformation Company, Ltd.)
We called RedWheel-Weiser at (978) 465-0504 and confirmed the above.
The final piece of confirmation we needed was to inquire this with ‘Mclaughlin Law Firm’, the alleged sender of the DMCA notice. We found a lawfirm by the very same name, at mclaughlinlawfirm.com. Their area of practice is criminal defense.
Dr Eric Amidi might actually employ them for real this time !
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
Dr Eric Amidi and ‘Believe And Manifest Inc’ had an unflattering review at Ripoff Report, published in 2008. Yes, more than 8 yrs old.
Somehow in 2014, it occurred to them that maybe they ought to do something about it.
EDITOR’S COMMENT : For those who might ask – ‘why and how do we interject that ‘Dr Eric Amidi’ has something to do with this fake DMCA. Couldn’t it be a coincidence ?’, we will say this – When someone goes and creates a whole new fake news site, falsifies his/her identity and submits fake DMCA to try and de-list some very targeted content on Google, it signals intent and a plan. It is obvious that ‘Dr Eric Amidi’ or someone they hired was directly involved in this crime. Dr Eric Amidi also cannot plead ignorance in this matter, since this notice on Google search is hard to miss, really.