Is this DMCA takedown email for an unpaid theme legit?

Sonny82
Visitor
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I received a DMCA takedown notification for supposedly using a theme I didn't pay for. If this were legitimate wouldn't I also receive notification in my Shopify Admin area?

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milans
Shopify Partner
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DMCA takedown notification usually come through emails, as far as I know. I used to deal with a lot of DMCA emails regarding the images I'm using on my website, they were all along the lines 'give me backlink or remove picture', but I purchased them from stock photos platform - it is one of the link building strategies that seems to be working.

Sonny82
Visitor
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So how did you resolve it? Did you send them the backlink or what?

milans
Shopify Partner
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No because those were basically scams. I purchased images from a reputable platform for stock images and I just simply referred them to that platform.

 

I'm not sure what your specific situation is, but you should check the licensing agreement for the theme you have purchased or contact support for your theme.

ghaslam
Visitor
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We received the same notice.  What is interesting is that they sent one to our test-store as well, which is typically not discoverable.  I still think it is a scam, but it seems to be highly sophisticated