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 Web sites, including, but not limited to, use on
other Web sites, 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 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
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
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
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 web site 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.