Cheers 7LM. Jealous of where you are
It came to light on an SEO report that I had a black mark against the site with google. Hence me looking to see what it was and why I only became aware of it yesterday.
Ive been asking advice elsewhere tonight and am hopefully making some progress, but its another late night for me and I only got 3hrs kip last night.. so I'm heading to bed.
But I think the crux is, I must file a counter-claim, as unless I do I'm deemed guilty. Apparently one strike is ok, but if it happens again the consequences can be more serious and affect whole site.
Ive been checking the post and the same info has been posted on thousands of other sites including reputable IT sites.
The post was simply a news article which linked to a Youtube video showing a preview. The link to a certain website simply showed screen caps of the preview o/s. At no time anywhere was there a link to any illegal download.
I was told that I was likely caught up in thishttps://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160330/01583234053/dmcas-notice-takedown-procedure-is-total-mess-mainly-because-bogus-automated-takedowns.shtml
Notice that these are not small numbers we're talking about, but millions of faulty notices.
The rise of mass notice sending via automated systems raises immediate questions of accuracy and due process. Human scrutiny of underlying claims necessarily decreases when by-hand infringement detection, noticing, and review are replaced by automated systems. Understanding how this may affect the accuracy of takedowns was a major question in our research.
We found reason to be concerned when human review is replaced with a high degree of automation. The automated notices we examined in Study 2 were, in the main, sent by sophisticated rightsholders (or their agents) with a strong knowledge of copyright law, yet nearly a third of the notices raised questions about their validity, and one in twenty-five apparently targeted the wrong material entirely.
So.... I think a bot has picked up the torrent site & windows and possibly hacking which will have come from routers and put 2&2 together to make 5.
The thing is we do talk about router hacking here.. but that isnt illegal nor is making custom f/w from GPL source. We cant avoid the word, we also cant stop talking about releases of operating systems.. and we havent done anything wrong by linking to some screen caps that are freely available elsewhere. If they had a problem with it then they would have gone after the YouTube video that is still up. Its all down to a bot and its decided guilty because of a combo of words.