Copyright Infringement Warning
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
websites, including, but not limited to, use on other websites, 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
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.
So, let's say you go to someone's website, download one of their pictures,
or copy their text, and then use it on your website without permission.
In 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
will prosecute 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 website 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.