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 by law.
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
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.