Recently someone commented on an answer I wrote to Difference between 3-Tier architecture and MVC (Model, View Controller) in ASP.Net that they believe a blog post on blog.devgenius.io (a site operated by Medium.com) was essentially copied and pasted from my answer.
- My answer written in 2015: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/299881/118878
- Blog post in question (written in 2020): Three Tier Architecture vs MVC Architecture
Since my answer was written in 2015, it is covered by the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
The opening paragraph of the blog post was adapted to make sense as a standalone post, but the rest of the blog post appears to be a copy-and-paste of my answer. The exception being the author used "hazy" instead of "fuzzy" in one of the subheads. Furthermore, no attribution is given at all.
I sent an e-mail to Medium.com, and they were very responsive, but replied back that I needed to issue an official DMCA takedown notice — which is fair. My e-mail was informative, but not an official takedown notice. Medium has an online form to submit a takedown notice, but I'm not sure if I'm authorized to do that.
Am I (the author of the answer) authorized to submit the DMCA takedown notice, and if not, who is?