That was the subject line of an email I got last week in reference to this post on culturally transmitted diseases. It went on:
We have learned that you have posted the full text of Carl Elliot's article from The Atlantic on your blog. While we are grateful for your interest in The Atlantic, do note that the copyright to this work is held by Mr. Elliot and Atlantic Media. You are, of course, not permitted to republish it on your own site, where it is publicly accessible.
Well, I pointed out that I was just linking to another site and that the site I was linking to wasn't mine, but instead for a class at the University of Hawaii. The gentlemen at The Atlantic replied with thanks and apologized for the confusion. I can only assume that they have a more or less automated process to email all the bloggers who start to infringe on the The Atlantic's copyright. (Btw, when did they drop the Monthly part?)
In summary, it feel kinda good to have my "you're violating our copyright" nastygram cherry popped. I look forward to more experiences of the same ilk in the future.
Now they just have to get it out of Google's cache!