All text, image and other
materials contained or displayed on any PCF Investment Group, Inc. (PCF)
site are proprietary to PCF and constitute valuable intellectual
property. No materials from any part of any PCF site are authorized or intended
by PCF to be downloaded, transmitted, broadcast, reproduced or in any other way
used or otherwise disseminated in any form to any person or entity, unless said
person or entity has license to do so. All unauthorized duplication or any other use of materials
from PCF Web sites, including, but not limited to, use on other Web sites, or in offers to resell PCF products using
similar names or descriptions, shall constitute intentional infringement(s) of
PCF intellectual property and shall further constitute a violation of our
trademarks, copyrights, and other rights. Without further notice we will prosecute to the fullest extent
allowed by law.
Copyright Infringement Warning
If you are thinking about borrowing
(stealing) someone else's material. You should read this!
Copyright laws provide for penalties of up to $150,000 per
infringement. That is ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!
This is not just some arbitrary number, keep in mind that this
amount was just recently increased from $100,000 per infringement
in order to give the copyright law even more teeth than it already had.
let's say you go to a someone's website, download one of their pictures, or
copy their text, and then use it on your website without permission.
order to save a little time and maybe a few bucks, you have just opened yourself
and or your company up to a $150,000 liability for each infringement. And when the
rightful owner finds you (and they will), the legal "cause
of action" that lands on your desk (a subpoena)
will be seeking $150,000.00
for EACH infringement. Hiding behind that corporate shield won't help
you either, because copyright infringement is a criminal act.
Stealing copyrighted material is
not only unfair to us, but it is also unfair to our good customers who follow
the law and pay us for the use of our copyrighted material. We have an
obligation to protect our customers.
Because it's so
easy these days for one person to "steal" the creative work of somebody else,
lawmakers have recognized that for copyright laws to be effective, they must
have teeth. If you use our copyrighted material without permission we will
utilize the law to it's fullest extent. We prosecute every copyright
infringement, no questions asked, and we will always seek the maximum fine of
$150,000 when we file suit.
You can have a
great web site designed using professional copy writers and artists for a
thousand dollars or less. There is no need to steal other peoples
copyrighted material. However, if you really think that stealing that
one image, or that one catchy phrase is worth a $150,000 gamble then you must
know that time is not on your side. Sophisticated spiders can easily
match copied text and identify stolen images. Theses spiders work 24/7
and you WILL get caught.