Oxebridge.com Owner Chris Paris Flees To Offshore Web Host After Receiving Over 50 Complaints of Copyright Violations
Oxebridge.com flees to a web host offshore away from U.S. jurisdiction after numerous copyright complaints from photographers, artists and other copyright owners
New York, NY - Sources are reporting Christopher M. Paris, 52, formerly known as Chris Erwin, owner of the one person operation Oxebridge Quality Resources has fled to an offshore Web host after receiving over 50 DMCA notices on behalf of photographers, graphic artists, and other copyright owners. Sources say Paris stole photographs of individuals, logos and other artwork and is using the material without permission.
The electronic images are alleged to be taken from Linkedin and other social media sites, as well as the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC). Other artwork was taken recently from G-PMC Group, LLC, an internationally accredited certification body owned by Daryl Guberman and Donald LaBelle, co-founders of the only independent accreditation body in the United States.
Records show New York-based Digital Ocean, the former web host of Oxebridge.com received over 50 copyright complaints citing numerous violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Many of the photographs alleged to have been stolen are being used in smear campaigns against members of the non-profit organization TAG 176.
According to an ABAC spokesperson, a petition is being drafted calling for the search engines Google and Yahoo to delist Oxebridge.com for multiple DMCA violations. The petition cites Chris Paris, owner of Oxebridge.com fled overnight with his website to an offshore website to avoid U.S. jurisdiction. The petition states Mr. Paris is using a seedy foreign web host known for ignoring DMCA takedown notices, and therefore, leaving copyright owners with no recourse to protect their copyrighted material from Oxebridge.com.
Offshore web hosts are commonly used by questionable businesses and individuals involved in illegal activities such as copyright infringers, white supremacist, terrorist sympathizers, illegal pharmacies, pornography sites and other shady businesses. Legitimate U.S. businesses offering legal products and services and paying taxes as required usually have no need for offshore protection from a seedy foreign web host such as the one hosting Oxebridge.com.