OpUniteBlue published an article on Mr. Joy and Vested Protection Systems, alleging unethical and possibly illegal activities.
We had every right to publish information of public concern
as established in Obsidian v Cox regarding Free Speech.
Though our hosting contract with GoDaddy was due to expire November 27th, we felt the DMCA complaint was filed in retaliation so we chose challenge Mr. Joy’s copyright claims.
Though OpUniteBlue.com is back online we’re not done with Vested Protection Services. There are boundaries to what a private investigation business is allowed to do and Vested Protection has been stepping outside those boundaries for years.
Here’s the DMCA complaint Mr. Joy sent.
Subject: Re: DMCA TakeDown Notice
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:16:09 -0400
I am the copyright owner of the content being infringed at:1. Pictures of our office that were removed from our business website located atwww.vestedprotection.com.2. Copies of the emails illegally hacked from a private email account and published on this website in violation of federal and state law.http://www.opuniteblue.com/2014/10/zapems-plan-to-destroy-the-left-2012/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=evergreen_post_tweeter&utm_campaign=websiteThis letter is official notification under the provisions of Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (�DMCA�) to effect removal of the above-reported infringement. I request that you immediately remove the specified posting and prevent the infringer, who is identified by its web address, from posting the infringing photograph to your servers in the future. Please be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to �expeditiously remove or disable access to� the infringing photograph upon receiving this notice. Noncompliance may result in a loss of immunity for liability under the DMCA.I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of here is not authorized by me, the copyright holder, or the law.The information provided here is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am the copyright holder.Please send me at the address noted below a prompt response indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter.Sincerely,
/s/ Jeffrey J. Joy
Vested Protection Systems, LLC
206 Westfield Avenue
Clark, New Jersey 07066
Mr Joy claimed that pictures of his office were taken from his business site. There is only one pictue and it’s actually a screen capture taken from Google maps. His claim is not true.
Mr Joy also claims Zapem’s emails were illegally hacked. Once again, this isn’t true. It’s been reported on several blogs that the emails were released by a Breitbart staff member. There are audio recordings of the email’s author, Michele, complaining about the emails being released but she doesn’t mention anything about hacking."
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