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Website Libel of Illegal Claim with Personal Information

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What is the name of your state?There is this website I found that shows up on the Search Engines when I type in my name. It has a page that has my name and an old home address on it with the claim that I participated in some illegal letter. It is a false allegation and posting. They shouldn't have my name and personal information on there. I don't know where they got it from, if someone sent it to them as a joke or something. I don't want to sue them, I just want them to take it down or take my name and personal information off the page.

Is there a way I could get them to take it down? Would a Cease and Desist Letter work? They are basically making a false allegation and pretense of an illegal activity. I don't know how to prove that it is false. Only know that they can't prove that is true. I don't know how you prove a negative.

If I send a Cease and Desist Letter, do I have to hire an Attorney to write it? Is that the only way it could work? And if they ignore it or don't comply are there other ways and options to take besides filing a lawsuit? Like going to their hosting company or filing a claim with the search engines to de-list their site? Etc. Anything like that?

I'm concerned with a Cease and Desist Letter that they could then just try to taunt me even more by just posting and publishing the C&D letter next to the original offensive page and not complying with it. Is there a way to Copywrite a C&D so that no one can publish it without getting sued for copywrite infringement if they do? Like if they send it to ChillingEffects.com or something?


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