Is swiping © All Rights Reserved photographic images from the web worth losing your page rank and entire web site? 1 simple email sent to the ISP, Google, Yahoo, AOL DMOZ, AltaVista, Alltheweb, Overture, AskJeeves/Teoma... and a web site (maybe yours?) will entirely DISAPPEAR from the web. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) grants owners of copyrighted material who have published that material on the Internet special protections, enabling copyright owners to have violators' web sites quickly removed from the Web. By sending DMCA notifications to the major search engines and Web directories, you can cause a web site to be de-linked, and by sending a notification to the Webmaster's ISP, you can have the site taken down. Download a PDF version of the DMCA from the Library of Congress web site. http://www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf Please Note: that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. I LOVE The DMCA! What do you think of photography © laws?