Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- GBY Liquidations
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- David Goehst
Date of Submission:
- February 1, 2015
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
A series copyright-troll, is what David Goehst is to Lumendatabase.
Webactivism has covered David Goehst multiple times in the past for fake DMCAs.
Here is one of the fake DMCA’s we investigated –
David has a more ‘professional’ approach to committing this crime. He goes all the way to acquire an aged domain name, sets up a website, plants the target content on it, backdates it and then files the DMCA.
No free blog. He does everything to make it look credible.
Last time, he set up yourlifesolution.com. This time, its syllainc.com.
Let’s analyze the fake DMCA –
The focus in this claim is the age of this domain. However, is this DMCA is to be believed, the original content was published on syllainc.com in 2005 or before. However, the domain name was not hosted before 2006. There was no website at all.
In 2005, the domain was owned by –
Sylla Inc CPD, Sylla Inc CPD [email protected] Sylla Inc CPD 8870 N Himes Ave Tampa, Florida 33614 United States 8137870091 No relation to David 🙂
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
It is the same old story. A firm has a negative review at Ripoff Report. It ranks high on Google and hurts their reputation as well as business.
The consumer complaint posted on Ripoffreport was very detailed and looked legitimate. Nothing to dispute. As any business would want, we’re sure that GBY Liquidations would want it gone as soon as possible. They could have tried SEO or Arbitration, or perhaps gone to the courts.
Unfortunately, GBY Liquidations 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 We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.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.