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Jason Shopify Expert freakdesign.com.au
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December 06, 2017

the other store owner can retaliate and say whatever they want about products on your site

Whilst they could, a DMCA form always asks the requester to declare the statements are true. There will also be a counter-notice process you can follow. If you got a takedown notice via email, you can respond to that.

Now this isn't Shopify specific - it's a fairly standardised process for everyone.

Some more info here:
https://www.shopify.com/legal/dmca

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December 06, 2017

> [Although] they could, a DMCA form always asks the requester to declare the statements are true. There will also be a counter-notice process you can follow. If you got a takedown notice via email, you can respond to that.

Has anyone ever been prosecuted for perjury, much less convicted, as a result of filing a false DMCA takedown notice?  This provision of the law doesn't seem to deter very many of the movie studios from filing automated and laughably inaccurate takedown notices.

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December 06, 2017

It is still alarming that Shopify would pass along a DMCA that was clearly filed in retaliation with no proof of ownership. I don't understand how Shopify's legal team wont even look at the details of the claim.