Legal/Infringement Notices/14 September 2010

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Hello Julie,

Thank you so much for the quick reply! In regards to the first point, what constitutes a "signature" in this situation? I work in the illustration field, so the first thing that comes to mind is an image of my signature in a jpeg or tiff format, but I'd like to be certain.

In regards to the second point, I thought perhaps the email as a whole worked as a statement, but to be clear:

"I, Justin Ben McSweeney, believe in good faith that the illustration used in the Mozilla Persona referred to as "Zombies and Guns" and seen on the webpage , constitutes an infringement upon the distribution and licensing rights of myself and Humoring the Fates, Inc. All information provided thus far is accurate to the best of my knowledge, and I am both an owner and authorized representative of the copyright in question".

I appreciate all your help in this matter. I know that this is a common problem with user-generated content, and I'm grateful that you've responded so effectively. Let me know what I should turn in as a proper signature, and I'll be happy to do so as quickly as possible.



On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Julie Martin < > wrote:

Hi, Ben.

We would be happy to remove the image if you can provide us a proper DMCA request.

All DMCA Notices should include the following:

  • A signature, electronic or physical, of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright right that is being infringed;
    * An identification of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed;
    * A description of the nature and location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit Mozilla to find and positively identify that content, including the URL where it is located;
    * Your name, address, telephone number, and email address where we can contact you; and
    * A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the material that you claim infringes your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner's agent; and, (ii) that all of the information contained in your DMCA Notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of, or a person authorized to act on behalf an owner of, the exclusive copyright right that is being infringed.

Please provide the information described in the first and last bullet point so we can proceed.


Dear sirs,

My name is Ben McSweeney, and I'm writing to you in regards to a work of art uploaded to your "Personas" website which constitutes an unauthorized usage., titled "Zombies with Guns", was originally illustrated by myself and licensed exclusively to Humoring the Fates, Inc. The user "Philipsi83" has no rights to the artwork, and is not entitled to grant the Creative Commons license as seen on the page in question.

The version which he has uploaded (with my signature removed) can be seen originally at

Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to ensure the speedy removal of the work in question from the Mozilla Personas website. I can be contacted via web at, by telephone at [phone number removed], or by mail at [street address removed] St, Tampa FL, 33609.

I appreciate your help in this matter, and I look forward to hearing from you soon,


Ben McSweeney