So I just found out that my web hosting company received this DMCA takedown notice for my post on unblocking The Pirate Bay on Sky Broadband.
Considering the page doesn’t have any of Sky’s copyrighted content, this notice shows just how underhanded and desperate Sky UK have become.
Needless to say, I won’t be taking the page down. In fact, this has inspired me to write more posts on Sky!
Whether Sky realise the error of their ways and issue me with an apology, or they double-down on their stupidity, watch this space as I will be sure to post up their correspondence on the matter.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Unlawful distribution of Sky content
As you are no doubt aware, Sky UK Limited (“Sky“) is one of the leading providers of pay television and home entertainment services in the UK and Ireland. Sky invests significant sums in its content (the “Sky Content”). Sky owns, uses and licenses others to use the trade mark Sky and marks incorporating SKY (the “Sky Marks”) and is also the owner or exclusive licensee of a number of films, broadcasts, sound recordings and other artistic, literary and dramatic works which are protected by copyright (the “Sky Copyright Works”).
It has recently come to our attention that the website https://www.haydenkibble.com/
We hereby state that we have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).
We hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that Sky is the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
In the circumstances, Sky requires you to stop hosting the above website.
In the meantime, we reserve all of our rights.
Kindly remove malicious contains from your website and update us ASAP.
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries we will be glad to assist you further.