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    I have found two websites that contain numerous, organized downloadable links to Marvel’s Comic books. This is a serious infringement of Marvel’s copyrights and we do not approve people downloading books, especially when they are being sold on the stands.

    I have been trying to find out how WordPress handles these infringements. I have tried contacting the hosts requesting them to remove Marvel’s comic books but was ignored. I would like to know if WordPress has a policy to report these types of infringements so that the blog or at least the links, can be removed.

    These are the blogs I mentioned.

    Thank you.

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  • I do not have any connection to the developers at WordPress other than being a very satisfied user of their product, so I do not speak for them in any way. However, I think you are looking in the wrong direction. WordPress is a blogging platform. WordPress has no control over how the software is used. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t blame the car maker if their car was used as the getaway vehicle, would you?

    I agree with Jim up there, but also, if the blogs in question were wordpress.COM accounts, you could report them to WordPress.COM (and that means you’re on the wrong forum – here has nothing to do with there).

    However, if you truly are of the “Marvel Lega” department, as a lawyer, you should know very well that content on end user’s websites is to be handled by their *host* and not by the software platform they are using. Which means if you truly have a copyright infringement issue, you need to find out who those sites are hosted by, and sent the blogger in question a cease & desist order. If that’s ignored, you need to contact the host, as they are the ones who are ultimately responsible for what resides on their servers.

    But of course, as a true legal representative of a major and established corporation, you already knew that, right? That was like in “Copyright 101”.

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