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  1. Dear Sirs
  2. Take down notice – Copyright infringement on https://www.guardianmeme.com/
  3. We are Bristows LLP, a firm of solicitors, whose office is in London, United Kingdom. We refer to our email
  4. correspondence of 14 August 2020 regarding this matter.
  5. As you know, we act for Guardian News & Media Limited (“GNM”) whose registered office is PO Box 68164,
  6. Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1P 2AP. GNM is the publisher of The Guardian and The Observer,
  7. both of which are well-known and long-standing national newspapers published in the United Kingdom. GNM
  8. also operates the website accessible at https://www.theguardian.com (the “Guardian Website”).
  9. We are writing with regard to the website available at https://www.guardianmeme.com/ (the “Offending
  10. Website”). We have been informed by Cloudflare Inc. that you are the hosting provider for the Offending
  11. Website.
  12. The copyright works
  13. Our client is the owner or a licensee of the copyright which subsists in various photographs which it uses in
  14. The Guardian, The Observer and/or on the Guardian Website. Of relevance to this letter is the copyright
  15. which subsists in the photographs, the URLs of which are listed in the left hand column in the table in Annex
  16. 1 (which we refer to collectively as the “Works”).
  17. The Works are original artistic works, pursuant to s.4(1)(a) of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
  18. As the owner or licensee of the copyright which subsists in the Works, GNM has the right to copy, distribute
  19. copies of and/or provide access to the Works, and to authorise the copying, distribution of copies and/or
  20. provision of access to the Works. It also has certain rights to take action in the event of unauthorised acts of
  21. infringement in relation to the Works.
  22. Infringing acts of the operators of the Offending Website
  23. It has recently come to GNM’s attention that the operators of the Offending Website have reproduced a large
  24. number of photographs, including each of the Works, and communicated them to the public through their
  25. publication on the Offending Website. The right hand column of the table in Annex 1 shows the URL at
  26. which the Offending Website has stored and reproduced the Works. As a result, the operators of the
  27. Offending Website have:
  28.  
  29. produced copies of the Works; and
  30. communicated the Works to the public by uploading the copies to the Offending Website, which is publicly accessible in the United Kingdom.
  31.  
  32. Each time the Offending Website is accessed by a member of the public, each of the Works or a substantial
  33. part of the Works is reproduced. For ease of reference, we enclose as Annex 2 a print out of the Offending
  34. Website.
  35. Our client has not authorised these acts of the operator of the Offending Website, and our client has no
  36. reason to believe that the copyright owner (where that person is not our client) has authorised these acts.
  37. Accordingly, the copying of the Works and the communication of the Works to the public infringes the
  38. copyright which subsists in the Works.
  39. Provision of notice and action required
  40. The Offending Website is hosted by you, Linode-AP. GNM hereby gives you actual knowledge of the above
  41. infringements of its rights within the meaning of Article 14(1)(a) of the E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC)
  42. (the “Directive”).
  43. Pursuant to that Directive, we hereby request that you:
  44.  
  45. act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the Offending Website; and
  46. disclose to us the name, physical and/or electronic address (and any other contact details which you have) of the operator of the
  47. Offending Website so that, if necessary, GNM can bring legal proceedings against that individual or entity for their acts of copyright
  48. infringement. If we receive confirmation within 7 days of the date of this letter that you have removed or disabled access to the
  49. Offending Website, then our client will take no further action against you in respect of this matter. However, if the confirmation
  50. at point 1 above is not received within 7 days, then our client reserves the right to issue proceedings against you seeking relief
  51. for infringement of copyright. In addition to your potential liability for damages for copyright infringement, please note that
  52. pursuant to Section 97A Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 our client may apply for an injunction requiring you to remove or
  53. disable access to the Offending Website. If the information requested at point 2 above is not disclosed within 7 days, then our
  54. client reserves the right to issue an application against you seeking disclosure of that information pursuant to the well-established
  55. Norwich Pharmacal principles, on the basis that: (i) copyright infringement has been committed, (ii) you are mixed up (however innocently)
  56. in those wrongs; and (iii) disclosure of the requested information is necessary to enable our client to seek redress for the copyright
  57. infringement. If legal proceedings become necessary (which may be issued and served without further notice to you), the additional
  58. remedies that may be available to our client include damages or an account of profits, legal costs and interest. In the meantime,
  59. our client reserves all its rights in this matter. We understand that Linode-AP requires certain confirmations to be provided in
  60. order to process this request. We therefore hereby confirm that:
  61. We in good faith believe that the use of this material in the manner mentioned in this complaint is not authorised by the copyright
  62. owner, their agent, or by the law; and
  63. The information we have provided is accurate and we are authorised to act on behalf of the owner regarding exclusive use rights that
  64. are allegedly being infringed. We look forward to hearing from you by 28 August 2020. Please provide your response by email
  65. to Paul.Jordan@Bristows.com and Sean.Ibbetson@Bristows.com.
  66.  
  67. Yours faithfully
  68.  
  69. Bristows LLP
  70.  
  71. Annex 1 to complaint – location of copyright protected works and location of infringement
  72.  
  73. Name of individual shown in image
  74.  
  75. The Works protected by copyright
  76.  
  77. Location of infringement
  78.  
  79. Carole Cadwalladr
  80.  
  81. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2018/03/21/Carole_Cadwalladr,_L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3090286ae5ebc140c173a4908d41b46f
  82.  
  83. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/carolecadwalladr.png
  84.  
  85. Arwa Mahdawi
  86.  
  87. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/Arwa_Mahdawi,_L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=83dcb418395722d6b6cf4b70348c3170
  88.  
  89. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/arwamahdawi.png
  90.  
  91. Marina Hyde
  92.  
  93. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/13/1394733743785/MarinaHyde.png?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=79e98315ef2ff184f8181837c3c63c17
  94.  
  95. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/marinahyde.png
  96.  
  97. David Mitchell
  98.  
  99. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/13/1394733737125/DavidMitchell.png?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=0e18a5aaac7a3ab79b3cd2c7745f7b9f
  100.  
  101. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/davidmitchell.png
  102.  
  103. Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
  104.  
  105. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Rhiannon-Lucy-Cosslett,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=6113dce05688aac65b3c02e171d89d99
  106.  
  107. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/rhiannonlucycosslett.png
  108.  
  109. Stuart Heritage
  110.  
  111. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2018/05/18/Stuart-Heritage.jpg?width=140&height=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=7ae6cc5286c9dd80cd0ebc0dc9be31c6
  112.  
  113. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/stuartheritage.png
  114.  
  115. Matthew D'Ancona
  116.  
  117. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Matthew-d-Ancona,-R.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=2bc998294f64743e29c9661535680b1c
  118.  
  119. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/matthewdancona.png
  120.  
  121. Owen Jones
  122.  
  123. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Owen-Jones,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=aa371e55ae8df24bc4e19efcf92be6cb
  124.  
  125. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/owenjones.png
  126.  
  127. Hadley Freeman
  128.  
  129. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/Hadley-Freeman,-R.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=4d844b0898c9843e66953e28eb8b0133
  130.  
  131. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/hadleyfreeman.png
  132.  
  133. Jonathan Freedland
  134.  
  135. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/Jonathan-Freedland,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=90f61dcd11d7b649b02bd894f077a689
  136.  
  137. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/jonathanfreedland.png
  138.  
  139. Martin Kettle
  140.  
  141. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Martin-Kettle,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=091ab82b07d8814ec94d168c36a0ec9f
  142.  
  143. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/martinkeetle.png
  144.  
  145. Sam Wollaston
  146.  
  147. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/17/1397749339384/SamWollaston.jpg?w=140&h=140&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=1f288e1ed11e8c8f65f7a844507221e6
  148.  
  149. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/samwollaston.png
  150.  
  151. Suzanne Moore
  152.  
  153. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Suzanne-Moore,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3db3e2fae2042af7e777261b7cd39de5
  154.  
  155. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/suzannemoore.png
  156.  
  157. Zoe Williams
  158.  
  159. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Zoe-Williams,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=c98c04b3a657f69c62e4a8aeb91b082c
  160.  
  161. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/zoewilliams.png
  162.  
  163. Polly Toynbee
  164.  
  165. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Polly_Toynbee,_L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=99f83b768ea0aee5411d25e7ae208ded
  166.  
  167. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/pollytoynbee.png
  168.  
  169. Simon Jenkins
  170.  
  171. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Simon-Jenkins,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=1137fea1af60259ffbbc3908b7ab7419
  172.  
  173. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/simonjenkins.png
  174.  
  175. Paul Mason
  176.  
  177. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Paul-Mason,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d405a81cd04abca99bb3b14226b43a84
  178.  
  179. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/paulmason.png
  180.  
  181. Katy Balls
  182.  
  183. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2018/05/31/Katy_Balls,_L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=20e537aeb6bf704ed9800c8a4dfd5154
  184.  
  185. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/katyballs.png
  186.  
  187. Gaby Hinsliff
  188.  
  189. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/Gaby-Hinsliff,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=88eaf702ea6b0d3168b5f02905b2c3ad
  190.  
  191. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/gabyhinsliff.png
  192.  
  193. Rafael Behr
  194.  
  195. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Rafael-Behr,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=8e79c86811898d1040e6d2f5d13af4ec
  196.  
  197. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/rafaelbehr.png
  198.  
  199. Nick Cohen
  200.  
  201. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/09/Nick-Cohen,-R.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=fca131aba785b294af786d6f15640705
  202.  
  203. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/nickcohen.png
  204.  
  205. George Monbiot
  206.  
  207. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/George-Monbiot,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=990d2a7f6735413fbba7def7c0853ad2
  208.  
  209. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/georgemonbiot.png
  210.  
  211. Andrew Rawnsley
  212.  
  213. https://i.guim.co.uk/img/uploads/2017/10/06/Andrew-Rawnsley,-L.png?width=300&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3e65eab601929acd1494be8ff01743ce
  214.  
  215. https://www.guardianmeme.com/i/andrewrawnsley.png
  216.  
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