It is a blogger’s worst nightmare.
Your site is done completely. You have no FTP access and your Web host is not reporting a problem with the server. You call tech support and find that your account has been locked and you’re told to check your email. There, you find a notice from your host’s abuse team informing you that your account was disabled for a copyright violation.
What follows is often an exercise in frustration. A torrent of emails and phone calls result in some progress, but the clock is always ticking. It can take hours, even days, for a downed site to come back online, if it is possible at all. Many times the best alternative is to obtain backups and move elsewhere.
As frightening as this is for anyone who cares about their site, it is the frequent outcome of copyright conflicts on the Web. Though many bloggers that experience this scenario deserve the of treatment for their actions, some well-intended bloggers go through the same ordeal only because they didn’t take necessary precautions to avoid trouble.
However, these situations are both avoidable and easily mitigated against, all one has to do is take a few reasonable precautions and the nightmare threat fades away.