Does this copyright infringement notice look real?
I have received the identical email message from two different senders indicating I have images that belong to them that I should remove or suffer a potential lawsuit. They provide a link for me to download a file of the images in question. When I click the link it opens a new window with a message that if the download hasn't started automatically to click on an image. When I click on the image no download starts.
I wonder if they are spreading a virus.
Here is the letter, does it look kosher?
Subject: Re: (site URL deleted) Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Copyright Violation Notification
My name is Annie.
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is infringing on a copyright-protected images owned by me personally.
Take a look at this doc with the URLs to my images you used at (site URL deleted) and my previous publication to find the proof of my copyrights.
Download it right now and check this out for yourself:
(link deleted) think you have willfully violated my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $120,000 as set-forth in Sec. 504 (c) (2) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) therein.
This letter is official notification. I seek the removal of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a service provider, the Dmca demands you, to remove and terminate access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. In case you don't stop the use of the aforementioned copyrighted content a legal action will likely be commenced against you.
I have a good belief that use of the copyrighted materials mentioned above as presumably violating is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I declare, under consequence of perjury, that the information in this letter is correct and that I am the legal copyright owner or am certified to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.