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All text, image and other
materials contained or displayed on any PCF Investment Group, Inc. (PCF)
site are proprietary to PCF and constitute valuable intellectual property.
No materials from any part of any PCF site are authorized or intended by
PCF to be downloaded, transmitted, broadcast, reproduced or in any other
way used or otherwise disseminated in any form to any person or entity,
unless said person or entity has license to do so. All unauthorized
duplication or any other use of materials from PCF Web sites, including,
but not limited to, use on other Web sites, or in offers to resell PCF products
using similar names or descriptions, shall constitute intentional infringement(s)
of PCF intellectual property and shall further constitute a violation of
our trademarks, copyrights, and other rights. Without further notice
we will prosecute to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Copyright Infringement Warning
are thinking about borrowing (stealing) someone else's material. You
should read this!
Copyright laws provide for penalties of up to
$150,000 per infringement. That is ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS! This is not just some arbitrary number, keep
in mind that this amount was just recently increased from $100,000 per infringement
in order to give the copyright law even more teeth than it already had.
So, let's say you go to a someone's website,
download one of their pictures, or copy their text, and then use it on your
website without permission.
In order to save a little time and maybe a few
bucks, you have just opened yourself and or your company up to a $150,000
liability for each infringement. And when the rightful owner finds
you (and they will), the legal "cause of action" that lands on your desk
(a subpoena) will be seeking $150,000.00 for EACH infringement.
Hiding behind that corporate shield won't help you either, because copyright
infringement is a criminal act.
Stealing copyrighted material is not only unfair
to us, but it is also unfair to our good customers who follow the law and
pay us for the use of our copyrighted material. We have an obligation to
protect our customers.
Because it's so easy these
days for one person to "steal" the creative work of somebody else, lawmakers
have recognized that for copyright laws to be effective, they must have
teeth. If you use our copyrighted material without permission we will utilize
the law to it's fullest extent. We prosecute every copyright infringement,
no questions asked, and we will always seek the maximum fine of $150,000
when we file suit.
You can have a great web
site designed using professional copy writers and artists for a thousand
dollars or less. There is no need to steal other peoples copyrighted
material. However, if you really think that stealing that one image,
or that one catchy phrase is worth a $150,000 gamble then you must know
that time is not on your side. Sophisticated spiders can easily match
copied text and identify stolen images. Theses spiders work 24/7 and
you WILL get caught.