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A website posted two clips of video on the web owner's website. Of course, it is not authorized. The videos are copyrighted material of our society. They made clips from the original without permission. Worst than that is it distorted the meaning of the Buddhist teaching by changing the title. It distorted the contents. The website is now closed for now because we reported Yahoo the copyright infringement. The domain will expire on 11/16. Yahoo told us we can claim the ownership of the domain name by giving them a subpoena or court order, or the owner of the website can resign or transfer the website to other web service provider.
What is the best way for us to do before 11/16, 3 weeks from now?
A DMCA subpoena, an injunction, or ..?
Please suggest. Besides, the many articles from many books with our copyright are also posted on that web site.
You are right. The website defamed Y who is a religious leader, after the website holder C accused Y had sexual relationship with her. The charge did not hold. Then C invented a fake story in her web, which can be proven a false one by evidence now.
This web site has many back links. That's why we want to take the ownership of the domain and replace it to an announcement of ours.
What is your suggestion?
Many other websites link to C's website hosted by Yahoo!
But, Yahoo told us C can resign to use the domain when it expires on 16 of Nov., three weeks from now. Or, she can transfer to another web service provider. At that situation, it will hurt us again. That's why we think it is urgent. Thanks for your help.
From whois, we know that the web holder lived in USA. Pls. verify my idea in the procedures of doing this.
1. Apply a DMCA subpoena to make sure the web site holder. Ask Yahoo give out personal information and infringing file or data.
2. File a criminal lawsuit against C in the position of the copyright authorized party. Our party is outside US. Do we have to present in the court every time or just fist appearance?
3. Can the publisher sue for civil compensation combined with the criminal lawsuit above?
4. Can you recommend law firms in Seattle suitable for this, best can read Chinese because all of the infringing material is in Chinese.