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DMCA, legal, and useful information
How does PrintFu work?
PrintFu is a PDF search engine and does not store, hold or retain any of the files it indexes. When a user searches, the list of files displayed are available for preview in the web browser using a Google Doc widget, on the preview page there is a link in the upper right corner marked "Download PDF" which links to where the file is located.
Who owns the files on PrintFu?
The original creator or rights holder owns the files. PrintFu merely displays links and previews of files available freely on the web.
How can I stop my files appearing on PrintFu?
PrintFu searches the web and displays details of PDF files that are freely and publicly available on the internet. If you do not want search engines to index your PDF files (or other specific filetypes) you can use an X-Robots tag within your HTTP header to prevent this.
Here is a Google page about the topic: http://code.google.com/web/controlcrawlindex/docs/robots_meta_tag.html
I'm thinking of filing a DMCA notification or claim
Your claim will be invalid, PrintFu has not copied or published your files, PrintFu is a PDF search engine, the files that appear through PrintFu are being loaded from your server where you have published the files and made them publicly available.
Your PDF files will also appear if you use the Advanced Search function of any major search engine and specify a filetype or file-format of PDF.
Is PrintFu the only PDF search engine?
PrintFu is the original PDF search engine, but there are hundreds of imitators and alternatives. It is likely your PDF files are appearing in much the same manner on all of those sites too.
Is PrintFu evil?
No, we're the good guys. We're not infringing your rights, we haven't copied your files and we're not doing anything wrong. If you really need us to remove a file whilst you sort out your server or get a file removed from your site then we encourage you to contact us at the following email address: