Experienced quite a lot of anti-competitive behaviour with this site, articles plagurised etc and didn't really bother much after that. Nonetheless, it ranked on p1 of Google and rakes in a couple of thousand of dollars a year.
Recently, my host received a DMCA notice regarding this site from an agent representing a big name motivational speaker. Fair enough, one of his promo videos was on my site and that was taken down. No problem, I was naive back then.There were hundreds of these videos on YouTube and they were also taken down, so I didn't feel particularly singled out.
On reading the DMCA notice, I picked up on references to "unauthorized quotes" being used on the site. I had written an article about this gentleman so, to be on the safe side, I removed that also...not my Host.
Imagine my surprise to discover that my entire site has now been taken down as it is claimed it breaches their copyright...I have no further details.
The site basically contains half a dozen articles, written by myself, about the public domain book and the author.
On an interesting note, another big name, linked to the first, bought a copy of this public domain book recently, and I can't help feeling it was to obtain my personal details and ascertain the level of resistance I would be likely to offer to the DMCA notice.
Part of me thinks, just leave it and walk away, but the other part thinks I should fight it with a counter-notice as I have done absolutely nothing wrong and these articles have genuinely been written by myself.
I honestly don't know why these mega rich individuals would even be concerned with my piddling little site.
It's akin to a David and Goliath battle, and no prizes for guessing which one I am!!
Any advice from my fellow Warriors??
Thanks in advance!