Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I am especially concerned about foreign people syphoning money out of the UK by using your copyrighted content.
I think all copyright infringement at least somewhat immoral but it seems you are focused on Brits and are not taking enough action to stop people abroad.
Therefore, I would like to know if you have made a DMCA request to takedown this domain, page or stream? Or to have it removed from Google Search?
(Added [dot] instead of a "." To prevent hyperlink for more anonymity)
I understand you may say you dont want to comment if there is an ongoing criminal investigation but that is starting to seem more like a default answer to such questions rather than specifically about certain cases of infringement. If there is such an investigation it seems so open-ended, since it must have existed for as long as the site has been there (years). So therefore probably not fair to use that as a reason not to reply to this request, in my opinion.
Have read that you don't mind as much, so to speak. If the site is not monetising but they both have ads and sell monthly ad-free access. This is so easy to trace for an institution like yours.
Would think this information request to be in the public's best interest.
There are avenues of recourse other than such expensive actions as suing infringers. Including, proper DMCA reporting and also requesting the content be removed from Google Search. Which surely would just be one email since it would be from an authority as yourself.
Not making a threat of course as I am actually trying to protect our investment as taxpayers in the BBC but I would like to remind you that you have a duty to protect your copyright and trademarks. In fact, to keep them you have to, I believe.
Dear Jason Burns,
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was
received on 23 November 2018. We will deal with your request as promptly
as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days of receipt. If you
have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address
The reference number for your request is RFI20182164.
BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]