Originally Posted by handsonhosting
We've actaully run into this situation before ourselves where we've been requested to remove things - but unless there's legal involved, we don't do anything. If it's just a reqeust - that's what it is - a request. And if they need to persue it, we advise legal action to do so.
We have however gone after sites that took OUR design and our content (word for word) and given 15 days to remove the content, if not, we go legal. On the 5 occassions, 4 of them removed without issue, one we did go legal and it was removed rather quickly.
Been there and done that on the word for word, I am sometimes shocked at the people who think its okay to steal content. Other times it amazes me.
The few times it has happened with us it was taken down within a matter of hours, only one person was threatened with a lawsuit and it took them about a week to get their head in gear.