An actual email exchange, just now. The first bit is a standard DMCA form notice I send non-commercial copyright infringers:
This letter is a Notice of Infringement as authorized in § 512(c) of the U.S. Copyright Law under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The infringing material appears on the Service for which you are the designated agent.
My original, copyright-protected photographs are here: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Monomorium/9272009_Kzb89t#!i=619427766&k=WqGSp
Please remove these files from your servers at your earliest convenience.
I have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by myself, the copyright owner. I hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in this email is accurate and that I am the copyright owner.
Thanks for your time,
Lee Ann Torrans responds:
But if you look at the website you will see I sell nothing. I only serve the public by drawaing attention to a significant problem in this country.
Just wondering, do you do any thing beneficial to society in a major way?
I get emails all the time, thanking me for providing an important service. Maybe 7,000 to date.
This is the first complaint.
Good look with your copyright infringement crusade.
I have thousand of images on the web, my own. People use them all the time and I am glad to permit that.
Lee Ann Torrans
Ah, the glamorous life of the nature photographer.
update: thread is closed.