Dr. William Portuese; A Fake DMCA by Lane Powell PC!

Dr. William Portuese may have hired a law firm called Lane Powell PC but the firm failed to read CDA 230 Act & fair image use policy before filing the image removal request. Our system has generated thumbnail as per the URL record of Dr. William Portuese website.

Dr. William Portuese may have hired law firm to file a fake DMCA request to our hosting provider in order to take down the reviews/complaints submitted by our website user.

The complaint can be seen here https://dirtyscam.com/reviews/dr-william-portuese/ and its clearly shows that Dr. William has failed to satisfy his patient need.

The worst part of this DMCA is the reputed law firm Lane Powell PC involved in the shady practice of DMCA take down.

Below is the complaint we received:

Reporter’s Name: Jackie Brown
Copyright Holder’s Name:
Reporter’s Email Address: [email protected]
Reporter’s Title: Paralegal
Reporter’s Company Name: Lane Powell PC
Reporter’s Telephone Number: 2062237278
Reporter’s Address: 1420 Fifth Ave., Ste. 4200 Seattle, Washington US

Reported URLs:

https://dirtyscam.com/reviews/dr-william-portuese/

Original Work: Infringement of copyrighted image belonging to Aesthetic Associates which can be viewed at www.seattlefacial.com

Below is the email, we have received from our hosting provider. We always agree to remove the infringement materials and we did it by removing an image that was in the question.

Hello,

Please investigate the following complaint within 96 hours to avoid a disruption in service. If we do not receive a response, we are legally required to act.

HOSTING PROVIDER  is in receipt of a verified complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in connection with the below-pasted details from Lane Powell PC regarding materials that are allegedly infringing upon the complainant’s intellectual property rights.

You must remove access to the material immediately. If you do not, HOSTING PROVIDER must remove or disable access to the material expeditiously under federal law; this will require us to place restrictions on your HOSTING PROVIDER in 96 hours unless you comply.

Whether you remove the content or we place restrictions on your HOSTING PROVIDER, you are legally permitted to file a counter-notice with us under the DMCA. This notice must comply with 17 USC 512(g)(3), and we are legally required to communicate it to the complainant on your behalf.

If you choose to file counter notice, you may restore access to the material within a certain time period unless the complainant brings legal action; further instruction will be provided if you opt to do so. Do NOT restore access to the material until directed.

Please note that as a host we has only passed on the complainant’s notice and has not sought to determine whether the materials in the complaint do indeed infringe upon the complainant’s intellectual property rights. The full text or the complaint as received by us as follows.

Thank You
Scott M.
HOSTING PROVIDER Support Team.

Unlike our previous reports, we’re not going to sit idle on this one. We are not finished with this investigation. In spite of several threats and attempts to take us offline, we’re still here. Now’s the time to give it back as good as we got from these rogue agencies.

So, here’s what’s going to happen.  We have discovered this DMCA and have verified it to be so. Hence this article. The following stages will include –

  • manually informing all relevant parties involved in this, including Google, Dr. William Portuese, the beneficiary
  • forwarding the information to Lumen Database and selected media organizations who are interested in these cases
  • publishing the negative content (they tried to remove) on multiple free-speech platforms such as ripoffreport.com, nameandshame.com etc so that copies of the content are available for eternity, and the purpose of this fake DMCA lost forever
  • continue investigating this case to find out which of the actors are involved, including any reputation or law firm, and if/when found, we’ll make sure everyone knows who is behind these illegal activities
  • set up Google ads to name and shame these so-called beneficiaries of these scams
  • and most importantly, we’ll forward our findings to all relevant law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction of the beneficiary

If you think Dirtyscam was effective before, you’ll be amazed at what we have in store of all these scammers this time. Over the past few months, there has been a steady campaign against Dirtyscam.com with allegation and lies spread on dozens of free spammy blogs.

They claim that Dirtyscam.com works with reputation agencies and extort money to remove articles. So, if you are listed on Dirtyscam.com this time, you can thank these idiots.

If you need to inquire our removal policy, just email us. We can put you through to actual victims we have helped. Also, if you are one of the reputation firm claiming that you can remove content from our website, we openly dare you to try. Go ahead….

Finally, if you are one of the critics of Dr. William Portuese or have information about the reputation/law firm involved, or just want to post your thoughts and opinion, feel free to post a comment below. If there is one place from where he cannot remove any content, it is here.

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1 comment on Dr. William Portuese; A Fake DMCA by Lane Powell PC!

  1. Crazy Pooh

    Lane Powell PC is one of the reputed and best law firm and I am very much surprised to see the acts of submitting the fake DMCA to the hosting provider.

    Use of image should be allowed to any website as per the fair image use policy otherwise, each and every news website should be banned by hosting provider and can’t survive.

    I condemn Dr. William Portuese as he is the actual beneficiary of this DMCA.