Someone on LiveJournal is infringing on my copyright. What should I do?

If someone on LiveJournal is infringing upon your copyright by reprinting your images, writing, photographs of yourself, or any other copyrighted material belonging to you, you can make a report through the Abuse Prevention Team.
The Abuse Prevention Team is the designated recipient of copyright complaints. A copyright infringement complaint must contain the following:
* An electronic signature (full name) of a person acting on behalf of the copyright owner;
* An indication of the subject of the allegedly infringed copyright, in the form of the source address (URL) of the image, text or other content in respect of which the rights are infringed;
* An indication of materials infringing copyrights, with sufficient data to identify them (LiveJournal username of the infringer and a link to a specific entry allegedly infringing copyrights);
* Mode of contacting you (valid email address);
* A statement that you truly believe that the material is not intended for such use;
* Finally, a statement, made in view of possible penalties for false reporting, that the facts you present are free of error and misrepresentation and that you have the right to act on behalf of the copyright owner, in the following format:
I [your full name] swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information I have given is accurate and I am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder.

If you do not include any of the information required by law, or you do not provide specific links to both the infringing material and your original work, it will seriously delay or prevent the handling of your request.

Once you have filed this notification with LiveJournal, the person who is allegedly infringing upon your copyright has an opportunity to file a counter-notification disputing your right to claim copyright on the material.

Additional information regarding contacting the Abuse Prevention Team can be found here.

Last Updated: April 29th, 2022

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