Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Teresa Miller
Date of Submission:
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour is an artist when it comes to creating life out of nothing. Here, she and her team created a copyright infringement out of nothing.
Let us analyze the fake DMCA notice –
The DMCA was filed by one Teresa Miller on Jan 13, 2017 –
The DMCA was filed by ArcticTimes.com , a fake News Portal we have already covered in multiple of fake DMCA reports. The DMCA claims that the original article/review was written in 2014 at the URL – http://arctictimes.com/2014/08/27/indian-biggest-surrogacy-by-dr-shivani-sachdev-gour-now-eyeing-nepal/
Now it’s very easy to prove that this is a fake News Website, and that the article never existed in the first place, and was deliberately planted to add credibility to the DMCA.
In fact, the website didn’t even exist 2 years ago. Look at the Web Archive – https://web.archive.org/web/20140517011028/http://arctictimes.com/ .
The copyright takedown notice was sent once the same review was copy-paste, and backdated on this fake website.
Currently, the website is dormant and nothing has been added. However, it’s interesting to analyze and figure out who else benefited from this fake News Website into sending other fake DMCA for illegal takedowns.
It looks like the handywork of a rogue reputation agency. There were many other fake DMCA notices sent using this website –
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
There are some serious allegations on Dr Shivani Sachdev Gaur all over the internet. It involves surrogacy pregnancy and childcare, and the complaints are of extremely worrying nature. Here are some of the quotes –
We have heard around the Internet that there are other couples also complaining of Ms. Sachdev-Gour but no-one has stood up to her. This is not just an exception but a common problem with many other foreign couples with other doctors/clinics, where the doctor can increase the prices and threaten harm or hindrance in obtaining their children. We feel that we should say something and let the media know about this situation as this is a terrible tragedy to keep parents from rightfully bringing their babies back to their home country. We hope you can write our story in your newspaper to help put a stop to the unbelievable corruption, greed and extortion that takes place in surrogacy, especially since many foreigners from Western countries are flocking to India to do just this. Human beings are involved, and these kinds of happenings will forever tarnish the view of India if this kind of madness doesn’t stop.
And Dr Shivani and her associates did no good by trying a fraudulent method to confront these allegations. Now, we’re not so sure these allegations are fake.
WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?
Soon after we published the first set of our investigation reports on fake DMCAs, we managed to generate interest from online media such as Techdirt, Adweek and Huffington Post. Some of the key stories included our revelations on Torrence Boone , MoneyLife.in, Julia Scelfo and aReputation. We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.
And we got results. We dented this fake DMCA industry and made sure we act as deterrent to the rogue reputation firms indulged in these criminal practices. Here are some of the outcomes and changes we made possible with the help of several other citizen lawyers and agencies –
- Ripoff Report wipes out Google (fake) Removals with a stroke of genius ! Thank you Ed – at webactivism.com
- Court finds evidence of ‘fraud on the Court’ in one of the missing-defendant libel takedown cases – at washingtonpost.com
- Default judgment aimed at deindexing apparently accurate information about person convicted of sex offense – at washingtonpost.com
- Panic and desperation getting the better of rogue reputation services – at webactivism.com
- Google still deindexing some material found by courts to be defamatory — but it’s being more skeptical – at washingtonpost.com
- Google Apparently No Longer Humoring Court Orders To Delist Defamatory Content – at techdirt.com
- Paul Levy Discovers Head Of Reputation Management Company Signed Off On Forged/Fraudulent Court Docs – at techdirt.com
- Filing Bogus Lawsuits As Part Of A ‘Reputation Management’ Strategy Costs Firm $71,000 – at techdirt.com
- Richart Ruddie Settles anti-SLAPP Claims, Makes Restitution; but the Guilty Companies Remain Unpunished – at typepad.com
- Who Filed Fake Copyright Infringement Complaints Against AgencySpy? – at adweek.com
- The Dark Art of Fake DMCA Takedown Requests – at huffingtonpost.com
Fake Fraudulent DMCA might seem inconspicuous, until its you at the receiving end of this crime. This is not a prank. This is not an inconvenience. This is not random. These fake DMCA cases are calculated criminal schemes targeting very specific and rather important information/content. These hitjobs are usually against media, in order to help their clients hide important information from public’s eye, all in the name of Reputation Management. Millions of dollars are spent doing this, and if no one wants to bring this topic to the fore, we will.
Our team will not constantly monitor and publish these reports on a DAILY basis without fail. And we do not plan to publish and forget. We will take constructive steps in order to expose the faces behind this scam, and to try and undo the damages. AND IF YOU INDEED PART OF THIS SCAM, WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOU GET WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY.