Litigation gets expensive quickly, and offers varying rates of success. But if you're determined to go this route, here's a brief guide to your options, courtesy of Zammuto (who is happy to work with an attorney to file these suits for you).
- DMCA takedown: A simple tactic that you can use if a blogger has stolen copyrighted material from you in some way is to invoke the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- UDRP complaint: Domain-name registrars must follow the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy), which helps protect trademarks. A complaint is useful if someone is cybersquatting on a domain name with your name (or a variant).
- Defamation lawsuit: Can you prove that statements made about your company are false and malicious? Even just the threat of a lawsuit can often get negative material taken down.
- Harassment charges: Any physical threat can be the basis of a criminal complaint.