An Egyptian Blogger…

Posted on January 23, 2012


Abhijith N Arjunan,
 Student and a freelance web designer and an upcoming blogger. He blogs about gadgets and tech stuffs.He blogs @CLICKFORTECHNEWS

Egyptian blogger Raoof is now on stage with his post which is about Google Censoring. In this post, Raoof says that Google have censored his blog content due to copyright issues. The blogger is also telling full details about this incident in his blog post

       On December 19, he posted an entry entitled “Military Forces Attack on Female Protesters”. He has since restored the post, which contains five photographs, documenting incidents where women were assaulted by the Egyptian army. Each photograph is clearly marked with its copyright notice, with the images belonging to, according to Raoof, Reuters, AP, AFP, StockPix and The Daily Mail. But no results were found when he tried to look out a  DMCA notice. 

On December 21, he received a ‘Blogger Blog takedown notification’ which read:

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content on your blog is alleged to infringe on the copyright of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to “draft” status. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits.

Raoof Writes that  :


The email that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can search for the DMCA notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Chilling Effects page at and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed.


Searching for the DMCA notice on Chilling Effects turned up nothing. Raoof contacted Google three times on December 22, 27 and January 10:

I sent them 3 emails asking for more information on the DMCA notice filed against. In their email they said according to DMCA the notice should be available on Chilling Effects with all necessary information, and I never found it and they never replied to any of my emails.


Raoof Also Remarks in his post, 


I sent them the 4th email and last one informing them if the DMCA notice wasn’t made public and if they didn’t respond to me I am going to republish the post again. As the notice they claim to be filled against me was never made available to me or on the Chilling Effects website as it should be, and consequentially the DMCA notice became doubtful. 



            We don’t know what is the reason behind this. Is google trying to break all its policies and terms ?