Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Linda A. Kowalski
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- DataQwest Wired News Corporation
Date of Submission:
- April 9, 2015
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
When it comes to fake DMCAs, this case is the one which should highlight the shortcomings of the DMCA law. This should be a case study in itself.
Perhaps a statute of limitation when it comes to filing DMCAs ?
Let’s analyze this fake DMCA –
The DMCA notice was filed on April 09, 2015 by a website ‘DataQwest Wired News Corporation’. That’s an awesome name for a News Agency.
Here is what the DMCA claimed –
working in news corporation from more than two decade now and part wired news network my cover story have been copied, all the way from top to bottom
In short, dataqwest.com claimed to have published the news originally, way before Courant.com.
Now, here’s the fun part. The article at http://articles.courant.com/1991-07-25/news/0000213814_1_lobbyist-merchants-group-fined was published in 1991. Nineteen Ninety One. Yes. Hartford Courant is a newspaper which is active since decades.
Whereas, here is what dataqwest.com looked like a few years ago –
The website was not even active before 2003.
The article was originally written by Jon Lender at Courant.com. It will be interesting to see what Courant has to say about this.
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.
Linda Kowalski, President & Principal of The Kowalski Group LLC is one of the most powerful lobbyist in USA. As with respectable lobbyists, reputation matters.
Headlines like these don’t help her cause –
Lobbyist Rehired By Group After Fines
The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association has rehired lobbyist Linda A. Kowalski less than a year after the association and Kowalski were fined $50,000 each for lobbying irregularities.
WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?
In case you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’ listed in this report and are wondering what really happened, we suggest you look within. If it wasn’t you, or your associates, it is definitely the ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you have hired in the past. Perhaps even your law firm. So, instead of blaming us for this article, you must grill your Reputation/SEO firm and look for answers. We are merely publishing the facts available on public database and have nothing against you personally. It is more than likely that the service you hired indulged in criminal methods to deliver results for you.
Meanwhile, we are awaiting more information from Linda A. Kowalski and Courant.com to ascertain who was behind this fake DMCA. We’ll update this page once we have more information. If you have any information to add to this investigation, get in touch with us at [email protected]
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.
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